Monday, 18 February, 2019

Tyson Fury is the Favourite in Re-Match with Deontay Wilder

Heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Tyson Fury is the Favourite in Re-Match with Deontay Wilder
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2018, 16:27

His hope is that the sanctioning body order an immediate rematch, but speaking post-fight - having already spoken of his desire for a rematch - Wilder also reiterated his willingness to fight IBF, WBA and WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Fury largely outboxed Wilder for the first half of the bout until a short right hand caught him on the temple and dropped him early in Round 6.

"It was an unbelievable fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this".

The thrilling draw at Los Angeles' Staples Center between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was the latest classic in a heavyweight division that has emerged from its most forgettable era.

Joshua's promoter Hearn has maintained that Wilder is the No 1 choice of opponent for the unified champion's next scheduled title defence at Wembley Stadium on April 13.

'Anyway well done Fury! they wanted to get you because they assumed you was finished!

Listen 100 per cent we'll do the rematch, but we're going to go away, recalculate, see what's going to happen, get back together, said Fury.

With his fighter's reputation enhanced, Warren told Press Association Sport: "You'd think they'd want the rematch".

"I don't know what fight those judges were watching", Fury told a news conference.

Frank Warren, who promotes Fury, said he and the British Boxing Board of Control would write to the WBC demanding another bout.

Fury slammed the scoring of the Wilder fight, saying he'd "never seen a worse decision" in his life.

Following the fight he said: "It's an iconic comeback, isn't it?"

Wilder twice knocked down Fury, but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges' controversial failure to separate the pair. The guy who gave it 115-111 to Wilder had me losing the first six rounds and I don't know what he was watching. It was one of the most exciting fights - certainly the most exciting I've seen at heavyweight in America since Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko (in 2003).