Tyson Fury Wants Deontay Wilder Rematch At Old Trafford

A rematch at Old Trafford, anyone?!

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 is on the cards following Saturday night's thrilling heavyweight world title fight.

Wilder, the defending world champion, successfully retained his WBC belt by the skin of his teeth but both men hold onto their unbeaten record.

After 12 brilliant rounds, judges scored the bout a split draw.

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Image: PA

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A rematch is now on deck with Team Fury hellbent on hosting a fight on British soil, with the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' wanting Old Trafford to stage the blockbuster event.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, talked up a rematch in the U.K.

"I'd love the rematch. I'd love to see it in the UK. We'd fill a football stadium up, Wembley, Arsenal, any of those big stadiums," he said.

Fury chimed in by suggesting the home of Manchester United.

"Old Trafford, come on Frank!"

Old Trafford hasn't staged a boxing fight since 1993 where Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn went to battle in front of 42,000 people.

Anthony Joshua has been linked with a bout at Old Trafford yet nothing has materialised, with the unified champion calling Wembley Stadium home.

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Image: PA

Meanwhile, Fury believes he won the fight despite hitting the floor twice including a dramatic knockdown in the final round.

"We're on away soil, I was on the ground twice but I truly believe I won that fight, and I think everyone in here did too.

"The world knows the truth, I thought I won the fight, and I should have gone home with that belt, but we're on away soil so God bless his team, God bless America," he added.

Wilder vs. Fury II at Old Trafford? Watch this space.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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