Talks at present in the boxing world suggest that a rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury could be close to a breakthrough.
Wilder recently made quick work of fellow American Dominic Breazeale and finds himself in a nice space at the minute.
Particularly given the emergence of new champion Andy Ruiz last weekend who shocked the world by flattening previous champion Anthony Joshua.
Between Mexican-American Ruiz and Alabama native Wilder all the heavyweight belts now once again reside in the United States.
Fury returns to action next weekend (June 15) against German Tom Schwarz (24-0-16KO) and makes his Las Vegas debut at the MGM Grand in Sin City.
Should he win he’s back in the mix for a title shot one suspects.
Tyson Fury Responds To Wilder Rematch Talk
Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show Fury cooled talks of a Wilder rematch however ahead of his latest fight this weekend:
(Courtesy of AT&T AUDIENCE Network)
“I can say anything. Look, he’s (Wilder) talking about a fight that’s a year away. Anything can happen. We’re not promised tomorrow so I’ll live for today. Because of the background that I’ve come from and what I’m suffering with — I can’t look past today. Because tomorrow I might be in a total depression again. So I only have to live for today and be happy for now. That’s how I get through it. Deontay Wilder is talking about fights that could happen in 2020. I have not even fought my fight on Saturday yet. I could get knocked out in that one. We never count chickens before they hatch.”
“Nothing is a given in life. We’re not promised anything. He (Wilder) like has to to have to get past (Luis) Ortiz (next). I’m probably going to fight September or October. I don’t know (against who). I don’t get involved in it too much. When I’ve got a fight on the horizon I don’t look past that first initial fight.”
Wise words from Fury.
Considering what happened last weekend to Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz.
Anything can happen in boxing at any time.
Certainly in the heavyweight division.
Indeed last weekend showed once again why the sport of boxing is like a metaphor for life.
Anything can happen at any time.
Things can can change in the blink of an eye.
Fury’s right in what he says above really.
One day at a time is all anyone has.
In the end.
As for this weekend Fury comes into the bout a strong favorite but don’t expect him to overlook his undefeated young German foe.
Particularly after last weekend’s shock result in Ruiz vs Joshua.
A stark reminder to the entire division and sport that nothing can ever be taken for granted.
Upsets can and do happen.