THE new man in Tyson Fury’s corner, Javan Hill, has stressed the importance of ‘The Gypsy King’ finishing what he started in December when it comes time to fight Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, all over again on February 22.
When the pair first met, some 14 months ago, Fury seemed to outbox Wilder for the majority of the rounds they shared, yet Wilder decked the Brit twice, first in the ninth round and again in the final round, which helped him close the gap on the cards. It resulted in a draw at the bout’s conclusion and immediate calls for a rematch.
We have had to be patient but now, thankfully, the rematch is set to go ahead later this month in Las Vegas. It offers both men the opportunity to make three ringside judges redundant and to clear up any grey area left from their initial encounter in Los Angeles.