Wilder Open To Possible Rematch vs. Fury


Talk of a rematch with Wilder has already begun with both parties seemingly keen to get a date in the diary, although Fury's promoter Frank Warren hopes to host the fight in the United Kingdom.

Tyson Fury finally cracked as he blasted the judges who scored his epic world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder as a draw.

Wilder, the undefeated WBC champion retained his title after squaring off against undefeated challenger and former WBA, WBO, IBO, and unofficial lineal champion Fury, in front of nearly 18,000 people at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Opinions were divided on the judges' decision, however, with some claiming that Fury was robbed of one of the greatest comebacks in history despite two knockdowns. I showed good heart to get up. Big up to Tyson Fury who never ceases to amaze me.

Stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan likened Fury's reanimation to Schwarzenegger's Terminator rebooting.

"I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won the fight, and I believe every man in here thought I won that fight", said Fury.

"(Fury) won the first three rounds comprehensively, he was ducking in and out, slipping and sliding.

"At the end of the day that [a rematch] is down to Tyson, but from my perspective I'd love the rematch", he said. Regardless of the two knockdowns he comprehensively outpointed Deontay Wilder.

The American champion struggled to connect cleanly with Fury throughout an absorbing contest, all too often sending huge arcing haymakers whistling past Fury's head. After avoiding Wilder's follow-up attack, an exhausted Wilder had nothing left.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder couldn't be separated on points as they fought an exciting draw in the WBC world heavyweight title clash in Los Angeles

The first half of the fight was extremely hard to call with so many tight rounds.

Fury went right back to work in the next two rounds, and a decision appeared to be in reach.

Wilder responded with increasingly desperate flurries of big punches, very few of which found their mark.

He predicted Dillian Whyte would beat fellow Brit Dereck Chisora in December and then fight Anthony Joshua - generally regarded as world heavyweight champ - in April.

However, in the ninth round, Wilder finally made his mark, dropping Fury with a short hook that had the fans on their feet.

Fury however recovered well and regained his composure to resume where he had left off.

With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a flawless left on the way down.

Fury's extraordinary Lazarus act however ensured the fight would go to the judges.

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