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It's On! WBC Sanction Rematch Between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

There will be a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder - possibly in the UK
There will be a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder - possibly in the UK

As expected, there will be a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after their last clash ended in an explosive draw in Los Angeles last weekend.

It was a hugely controversial decision which has been debated by boxing fans all week but the WBC has today sanctioned a "direct rematch."

Hopes are high that the rematch will take place in the UK. Fursy himself has stated that he'd like the rematch to be at Old Trafford, home of his favourite football team Manchester United.

The fight is destined to attract huge interest again and Fury would love the chance to take on Wilder on his own patch in Manchester. Promoter Frank Warren has also mentioned London venues as a potential venue for the bout. 

The WBC said in a statement today there was a "unanimous agreement" to sanction a rematch in a meeting of the board of governors.

It read: "Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch. The WBC is happy to confirm a direct rematch has been approved."

Strictly speaking, Wilder's mandatory challenger is Dominic Breazeale but this move by the WBC clears the way for him to fight Fury again next without being stripped of his belt.

Fury was knocked down in the ninth and 12th rounds in LA but many experts thought the 30-year-old Briton should have won the bout. The scoring for the bout was: 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113.

Fury said he had "never seen a worse decision in my life" and described it as a "gift" for his opponent.

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