Fury was knocked down twice in his las encounter with Wilder. A Judge scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, another 115-111 victory for Wilder and the final scorecard declared it a 113-113 draw. On the flipside some commentators questioned the length of the count surrounding Fury’s second knockdown. The lack of a decisive result meant Wilder retained his belt.
According to the guardian magazine, Fury previously held the WBA Super, IBF and WBO world titles after beating Wladimir Klitschko three years ago but he was stripped of the IBF title after failing to face the mandatory challenger and vacated the remainder amid doping controversy and mental health problems. Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, said on Monday that he planned to begin talks over a rematch.
The WBC has this to say, “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 that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.”
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