Tyson Fury Set To Be Granted Rematch Against Deontay Wilder By WBC

Just days after Deontay Wilder retained the heavyweight title at the Staples Center, it looks increasingly likely that Tyson Fury will be granted his rematch sooner rather than later.

It is being reported that the WBC will process a request for a second match between the two heavyweights, if a request for a rematch is received, according to The Mirror.

Both Fury and Wilder have expressed their desire to compete in a rematch after the three judges ruled in favour of a draw.

'The Gypsy King' believes he should have won his bout with the Bronze Bomber, so the idea of a draw was never going to be on his mind, while Wilder has posted 'proof' that Fury didn't make the 10 count.

The former WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Champion hasn't ruled out a rematch in the UK, saying that if it did happen, he would want it to take place in his hometown of Manchester and be held at Old Trafford.

"Frank Warren said Arsenal, I said: 'No, let's have it at Old Trafford. Hopefully, we can have it here in the summer." Fury said.

Wilder also wants a rematch 'as soon as possible' to prove a point.

"I want to give Tyson Fury the rematch ASAP. There are so many opinions, so many mixed emotions surrounding the first fight," Wilder said.via Standard.

"The second fight is all about proving a point. You thought the first one was something? Oh my God, I can't wait for the second.

Wilder has also opened up about the potential of a fight with Anthony Joshua, aiming a massive dig at the British boxer and his promoter Eddie Hearn whilst also revealing he's looking forward to a rematch with Fury.

"I haven't even thought about Joshua - they are getting what they deserved." he said via The Times.

"They felt they were the only people in heavyweight boxing that people cared about. They felt they were the people that were running this sport. Me and Fury came together and showed the world what it looks like for the best to fight the best.

"No one has talked about Joshua in I don't know how long and I plan on keeping it that way. They had their opportunity but they led people on. He could have had Luis Ortiz, he could have had Tyson Fury, he could have had me, but their ego got the best of them.

"Let them continue to fight the second-tier fighters and hopefully one knocks him out."

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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