Deontay Wilder: Contracts Are Signed For Tyson Fury Rematch, Will Happen After Luis Ortiz Fight

The boxing world clamored for a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and now it looks like it could be a reality.

According to Wilder, both fighters have signed contracts that would have the two boxers fight for the WBC heavyweight title once again sometime in the future. Aside from contracts being allegedly signed, no details on the rematch was announced as both Wilder and Fury still have at least one more fight each until they can meet in the ring.

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Their first encounter, which took place at Staples Center last December, ended in a split draw despite Wilder dropping Fury twice in the fight. The draw snapped Wilder's 40-fight win streak while Fury failed to capture the lone major alphabet world title he has yet to win in his career.

The two sides were negotiating a rematch, potentially for May 2019, but the fight fell through when Fury blindsided the sport by announcing a multi-fight deal with Top Rank Boxing to fight on ESPN platforms. The announcement meant that a Wilder-Fury rematch would more than likely not happen in 2019 after Wilder and his team rejected a multi-fight offer from Top Rank that would have Wilder fight Dominic Breazeale on an ESPN platform in an effort to build up to the rematch against Fury.

Wilder, the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion who has held the title since 2015, will face Luis Ortiz in another rematch later this year at a venue yet to be announced. Wilder is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Breazeale in the main event of a Showtime-televised card from Brooklyn, New York on May 18.

As for Fury, the former unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion's Top Rank debut will take place on June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against unbeaten German fighter Tom Schwarz. The fight will headline a card streamed on ESPN+ in the United States.

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