WBC sanctions immediate rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury
The WBC has immediately sanctioned a possible sequel between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. This follows their vote on the matter, which came back unanimous.
On December 1 the two men battled to a very controversial draw. Many felt that Tyson Fury did more than enough to win their action-packed bout.
In a fight where he looked to be clearly getting out-boxed, Wilder scored two knockdowns to close the scoring gap; opening way for a very controversial draw.
After the fight, both men said they were open to another fight to set the record straight.
Here are the WBC’s words regarding their decision to order an immediate rematch:
“The World Boxing Council conducted a voting through the Board of Governors, which resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.”
The Demand is There
Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time. The affect has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch.
“The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.”
“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.”
All things considered, this is good news for fight fans. However, the two boxers, who are very close to a title opportunity themselves, will have to wait a little longer.
Also, Dominic Breazeale is the current mandatory and Dillian Whyte is the WBC’s number two guy. Both fighters will have to wait on the WBC to decide the mandatory status moving forward.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher