Wilder took to Twitter to reveal his displeasure over the rematch being called off before an official announcement could be made. The two were originally set to face each other later this year, but ever since Fury signed with Top Rank and ESPN, the fight was put it jeopardy as clashing promoters and networks would have not been able to come to terms on having a rematch done.
The following Twitter conversation between Wilder and Fury after the announcement can be seen below.
You sorry muthafucka. We knew you only said this bec you knew you wasn’t fighting me next. #CloutChaser you requested a warm-up fight first ------ I don’t blame you tho, I probably would too if I saw my brains splashed all over the canvas. #Timberrr #Bih #RunHoeRun #NoSmokeWanted— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) February 26, 2019
Get your self a bit more well known in America first kid & then I’ll give you another chance.! I already beat you & the world knows it & so do you-- must be hard for you that a British fighter has taken over the USA ------ watch me whippppp #ONLYINAMERICA @espn— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 27, 2019
What an idiot, known is the fact your only highlight was you getting up off your back and since your known to snort shit, this is what happens when your body is on drugs your body Resembles the effect of it. I’m the CHAMP #TilThisDay your nothing in USA if I don’t bless you fool pic.twitter.com/ahW3nXfsC6— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) February 27, 2019
The WBC and its president Mauricio Sulaiman also took to Twitter to support its champion.
Give the man some credit. He fought Stiverne in his prime, Szpilka was a good rival, Ortiz is top class and he fought Fury with little negotiations.— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) February 26, 2019
.@BronzeBomber The @WBCBoxing wishes to express its recognition to our Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. A true example complying with WBC rules and mandates, fought Ortiz then Fury and was ready for the rematch. A true world champion ! Our pride and honor . We stand by him. pic.twitter.com/dVia5HcERz— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) February 27, 2019
It’s good to learn and recognize ignorance. All wbc rules are in the web and we will be happy to answer any questions . By the way , the challenger didn’t push back the mandate, he withdrew from the fight , it’s off https://t.co/wxis4bbK9j— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) February 27, 2019
The latest update regarding both fighters are that Fury will look to have a fight in the United States, possibly either in May or June, before moving forward with the rematch against Wilder. As for the undefeated WBC heavyweight titleholder, Wilder's future is uncertain in terms of his next opponent. Top Rank is actively trying to get Wilder to agree to a multi-fight deal that would have Wilder's next fight be shown on an ESPN platform to build up to the rematch, which would be an ESPN pay-per-view.