Boxing News At Five | Oct 11 2019

Boxing News at Five: Wilder says Fury’s ‘lineal title’ means “nothing”, Mayweather turns down China exhibition to pursue Pacquiao

Deontay Wilder has been amused by Tyson Fury's WWE exploits, and Floyd Mayweather scraps China play-fight to go after Manny Pacquiao
Deontay Wilder
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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is having to wait to get his hands on Tyson Fury a second time but that doesn’t mean he has forgotten about him. In fact, he seems to be keeping track of his every move.

Back in December, the Alabama puncher dropped Fury twice in a drawn fight and has since defeated Dominic Breazeale inside a round. On November 23, he fights Cuban Luis Ortiz in a rematch, after which he is expected to finally settle the issue with Fury – scheduled, barring any unforeseen hurdles, for February 22 in America.

In the meantime, Fury watches Wilder and Wilder watches Fury.