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Deontay Wilder’s camp respond to Eddie Hearn’s claim he’ll fight Tyson Fury next

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Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has rubbished speculation that Deontay Wilder will back out of his rematch against Luis Ortiz and fight Tyson Fury at the end of the year instead.

The Bronze Bomber made the announcement last month that he would fight Ortiz again with a rematch against Fury expected to follow in February or March of 2020.

Eddie Hearn went one step further, claiming that Wilder’s team would not want to take the unnecessary risk of potentially losing to Ortiz – and therefore missing out on a huge payday for the Fury rematch.

Finkel insists the Ortiz fight will go ahead as planned, telling World Boxing News: “At this time, and as Deontay Wilder has told his fans, we are fighting Luis Ortiz. Then we will fight Tyson Fury. I’m not sure why this question is being asked, but Deontay’s fight, our next fight, is Ortiz. The Fury rematch will follow.”

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