Tyson Fury Gives His Take On Why The Rematch Against Deontay Wilder Isn't Happening Next

Tyson Fury reveals his side of the story as to why the highly-anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder is not happening next.

In a recent interview with IFL TV, Fury explained that he wanted have a fight before the rematch against Wilder to further build to the rematch. Fury recently signed a multi-year deal with Top Rank and ESPN, which was the nail in the coffin on the rematch taking place anytime soon.

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Fury is looking to fight again in the coming months on an ESPN platform to build his U.S. profile with the hope the rematch becomes a much bigger event than the first bout which took place last December. The undefeated lineal champion also said Wilder was offered a deal that would have him fight on ESPN as well to further build to that potential rematch against Fury, a deal that the WBC champion denied.

"Wilder's unknown in the U.S. We want to get more known by having a few fights on ESPN and then doing a pay-per-view fight. [I'm] 100 percent [confident the rematch happens]. I got ESPN behind me, we can make anything happen," Fury said.

As far as his next fight is concerned, Fury was asked about who could be his first opponent on ESPN and he had an interesting response.

"Amir Khan. I'm looking to fight Amir Khan. You know, I might give Sefer Seferi a rematch because he was a nice guy and he got injured in his last fight so I might give him a rematch," Fury jokingly said with a sly smile on his face.

On a more serious suggestion, Fury was asked about potentially fighting Joseph Parker and Fury hinted that fight might not happen, saying, 'Parker and me are like brothers. Do you fight your own brothers? No.'

The brief interview with IFL TV can be seen at this link.

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