Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Call For Rematch After Split Draw

With no winner in the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fight, the boxing world clamored for a rematch and the two heavyweight stars are in agreement. 

After Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw that had both men be ahead one judge's scorecard each, they were interviewed and asked whether or not they would like a rematch. Fury, who traveled to the United States to challenge for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title, said he wanted another shot at the only major heavyweight title he has yet to hold. Wilder, who made his eighth successful title defense with the draw, added he would be all for a rematch.

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“I would love for it to be my next fight,” Wilder said. “Why not? Let’s give the fans what they want to see. It was a great fight and let’s do it again. It doesn’t matter to me where we do it.”

“​One hundred​ percent we’ll do the rematch,” Fury said. “We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet.”

Both men say they each have claims as to why they won. Wilder scored two knockdowns in the fight, one in the ninth round and one in the 12th round, and believed that was enough to give him the win. On the other hand, Fury said him outboxing Wilder throughout the majority of the fight should have been the deciding factor on the scorecards. 

Regardless, there is a reported rematch clause in the contract, which means the two could potentially fight once more. Fightful had scored the bout in favor of Fury 114-112 during its live coverage of the fight which can be seen at this link.


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