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WBC consider ordering Wilder v Fury rematch

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Thursday 6th December 2018


WBC consider ordering Wilder v Fury rematch

Event date: 06/12/2018

The WBC have said that they will be considering ordering a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. 

The two took part in an epic heavyweight battle at the weekend, with it ultimately going to the judges scorecard where they came to a split decision and it ended a draw. But promoter Frank Warren has written to the organisation to call for a second fight, claiming that they should order it as he believes his man Fury clearly won the fight. 

Whilst Wilder knocked Fury down twice in the bout, including with a brutal left hook in the 12th, Fury got up both times and in most peoples view outboxed the American for the rest of the fight. Alejandro Rochin's scorecard has been called into question, with the Mexican having somehow given Wilder a 115-111 win.   

Both Wilder and Fury have already said that they are keen for a rematch, however a potential problem has emerged. Wilder is due to defend his belt against long-time mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale and could well take that fight rather than another bout with Fury. 

But the WBC has reassured fans that they will look into whether a rematch is needed and they are keen to ensure the best heavyweight fights are made. 

A spokesperson for the WBC told talkSPORT: "At the WBC convention held in Kiev in October, it was ruled to facilitate instances that the best fights are staged, the heavyweight division included.

“Tyson Fury was outstanding last Saturday, one of the best performances that has been seen in a long time. If a request for a rematch is received, the WBC will process it accordingly and immediately.”

Whilst the WBC will consider ordering a rematch, they will not be entertaining the possiblity of reversing the judges decision despite concerns that it was unfair. 

“The ring officials, who worked the Wilder vs Fury bout are three people who are highly honourable and upright. Our organisation will not accept any kind of questioning whatsoever in relation to our officials. The bout was very close and there were two knockdowns.

“The doors of our organisation are open for Mr Fury and we are very proud of him.”

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