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Monday, May 25, 2020

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury both want rematch

Deontay Wilder

Both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury were talking rematch after fighting to a draw on Saturday night.

Wilder scored two knockdowns of Fury during their heavyweight fight at Staples Center in Los Angeles. One judge still scored the fight in favor of Fury (114-112), while another had it even (113-113) and the third gave it to Wilder (115-111). The result was a split decision draw.

Both fighters welcomed a rematch in comments made after the bout.

“I would love for it to be my next fight (on the rematch). Why not? Let’s give the fans what they want to see. It was a a great fight and let’s do it again. It doesn’t matter to me where we do it,” Wilder said after the fight.

“We’re the two best in the world and we proved it tonight. When you get two warriors you get a great fight. That’s what we proved tonight and I’m ready to do it again.”

Fury called himself and Wilder the two best heavyweights in the world and said they would do a rematch.

“One hundred percent we’ll do the rematch. We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet.”

Showtime will have to sort out the pay-per-view numbers from the fight and decide whether the next bout would be aired for free or once again aired on pay-per-view. The hype from this fight plus the crazy ending should generate more buzz for a rematch.

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