WBC Sanctions Wilder, Fury Heavyweight Rematch

Wilder v Fury II WBC sanctions direct rematch between heavyweight pair

Wilder v Fury II WBC sanctions direct rematch between heavyweight pair

The Gypsy King's request has been met by the WBC, who can demand certain bouts for their world champions.

The bout between American WBO title holder Deontay Wilder and British unbeaten former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury which ended in a draw has reopened the discussion of who the better fighter is in the heavyweight division amongst the three fighters with Wilder and Fury claiming that Joshua who is the unified heavyweight champion is only the third best.

Warren said he would write to the WBC demanding a rematch after the split-decision stunned the boxing world - and now the prospect looks tantalisingly close.

And now the WBC - whose belt Wilder defended at the Staples Center - has stated its "unanimous approval" of the rematch.

"The WBC is happy to confirm a direct rematch has been approved".

"I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout", he said.

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A rematch would doubtless see those numbers rise, but now the second edition faces other questions: where and when?

Fans were not too pleased with that, and now the WBC has made an announcement that a rematch between Wilder and Fury is set to take place.

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Therefore, it is likely the rematch will similarly occur at a similar time - but whether that is the "spring" or "fall" will be decided in negotiations between the two camps.

He also clearly has huge heart but time will tell how a rematch will pan out with Fury in the new year.

"I'm willing and ready to give Fury the opportunity ASAP". Hopefully we can have it here in the summer, ' he said while watching United's draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.

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