Tyson Fury sends message to Deontay Wilder about rematch

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has 'called out' Deontay Wilder on Twitter in order to try and force a rematch against the American heavyweight.

The British 'lineal' heavyweight champion has just signed a new co-promotional deal with US broadcaster ESPN to fight exclusively on their channel.

This has caused complications arranging the fight as Wilder is signed up to rival network Showtime.

Despite this, Fury believes that Wilder is using 'boxing politics' in order to avoid the fight.

Fury wrote on Twitter: “I will fight anyone in world boxing. Don’t use boxing politics as an excuse not to challenge me – the lineal heavyweight champ.”

The tweet did not leave much to the imagination and plenty of people were already aware who this was indirectly aimed at, however, Fury then proceeded to tag Wilder in the tweet, along with ESPN promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum.

The WBC ordered a rematch in January and, with negotiations delayed for the second time already, they have released the following update.

“The WBC has been in communication with both sides and continues the process with regards to the Wilder vs Fury rematch.

“There will be no further comments until the WBC receives communication from both sides by Tuesday February 26th.”

The pair originally met in December in Los Angeles.

Wilder went on to retain his belts after a dramatic draw in which many believed Fury had done enough to win.

The WBC mandated the rematch, but have not yet forced a deadline for purse bids, with both parties saying they are close to agreeing terms.

It was originally thought that they would face each other again in May, but this is now looking increasingly unlikely with both of their TV deals proving a stumbling block.

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