Boxing News At Five | Feb 13 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder vs. Fury II purse bid deadline passes with agreement close, Shields and Hammer meet on April 13

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II is nearly here, while Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer is finally official
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

IT’S getting closer and closer and now seems close enough to touch.

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight title fight and rematch, was due to go to purse bids today (February 13) – following an earlier extension – but that, we’re informed, won’t be necessary as the two camps are “very close” to reaching an agreement.

With just hours to go before the WBC’s deadline passes, Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel has stated an agreement has been delayed.