Frank Warren is hopeful that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will clamber back into the ring again some time this year. 

Wilder renewed his broadcasting deal with Showtime this week, despite rumours that he was set to put pen to paper with DAZN – the streaming service known for showing Anthony Joshua’s fights. 

If the ‘Bronze Bomber’ had signed with DAZN, then it would have all but confirmed a bout with AJ at some point in 2019. 

As such, his refusal to do so means that one can already see the potential for another showdown between the Alabaman and the ‘Gypsy King’. 

One person doing just that is Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren. 

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Quoted by TalkSPORT, Warren said: 

What he’s done, he’s turned down the offer to go and fight on DAZN in the States… and stayed with his broadcaster Showtime.

That’s good news for us, from Tyson Fury’s point of view, because I think that fight will get made now, I think it’ll get made this year.

The rematch had been ordered by the World Boxing Council, and was scheduled for May before Fury pulled out to sign a deal with ESPN.

Both fighters will take interim fights some time during the spring, before attempting to negotiate a rematch later this year, likely in the winter. 

With Fury’s new ESPN contract, it’s almost certain that the contest will take place in the United States.