Deontay Wilder faced fresh calls to receive a rematch with Tyson Fury once the World Boxing Council sanctioned a second fight backward and forward heavyweights.
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The WBC, the organisation with which Wilder sports ths world title he retained after an enthralling draw with all the British fighter, said “a direct rematch continues to be approved” following a vote of board of governors.
In your firm stand out it said: “The World Boxing Council conducted voting – which led to a unanimous agreement to sanction an instantaneous rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
“Wilder and Fury gave boxing among the finest fights while in the heavyweight division in a period of time, which contains created tremendous popular demand for the fans to check out a rematch. The WBC is pleased to ensure that a direct rematch has been approved and can create inside a ruling that will also look at the mandatory status within the division.”
In last weekend’s fight Fury was knocked down twice but also in making the next bell was widely believed to have inked enough to outpoint his American opponent. However, although one judge scored the battle 114-112 for Fury, another saw it as the 115-111 victory for Wilder as well as final scorecard declared it a 113-113 draw. Over the flipside some commentators questioned the capacity of the count surrounding Fury’s second knockdown. The lack of a decisive result meant Wilder retained his belt.
Fury previously held the WBA Super, IBF and WBO world titles after beating Wladimir Klitschko 3 years ago but he was stripped on the IBF title after failing to face the desired challenger and vacated the others amid doping controversy and mental health conditions. Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, said on Monday that he planned to start out talks on the rematch.