WBC champion Deontay Wilder “can’t wait” to face Tyson Fury in a rematch after the first bout between the heavyweight duo ended in a controversial draw.
Last Sunday’s title fight in Los Angeles saw American Wilder knock Fury down twice during the 12 rounds. But many boxing pundits and fans believed that British fighter Fury should have won the contest on points.
Wilder retained his WBC belt after the three judges at ringside called it a split decision draw. Mexico’s Alejandro Rochin scored it 115-111 to Wilder, Canada’s Robert Tapper gave it to Fury 114-112 and Phil Edwards of the United Kingdom scored it 113-113.
Quoted by the BBC, “Bronze Bomber” Wilder said of a potential rematch: “You saw the best Fury but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done. At the end of the day, boxing wins. The fans are the real winner and I can’t wait for Wilder Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all.”
But speaking after the draw in LA Fury said that Wilder will try to avoid a rematch. The “Gypsy King” said: “I’ve got a funny feeling he’s going to get his running shoes out and stay away from me.”