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Sports - December 6, 2018

WBC to consider a rematch between Wilder and Fury

Wilder blocks a right hand shot from Tyson Fury (r) in last Saturday championship bout in LA, Califonia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The World Boxing Council spokesperson will consider rematch requests for a second fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but they will not question the results from last Saturday’s fight between the two fighters, according to Talksport.

The WBC sees the results of the Wilder-Fury fight as a fair one in a fight that was very close at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

It’s going to look bad if the WBC orders a rematch between Wilder and Fury, given that it was a voluntary defence by Deontay. You don’t see that kind of thing too often. The WBC must like the idea of letting Wilder and Fury fight a rematch. If they didn’t, they would order Wilder to face his mandatory Dominic Breazeale right away. That fight isn’t nearly as interesting to the boxing world as a rematch between Wilder and Fury.

“The ring officials, who worked the Wilder vs Fury bout are three people who are highly honorable and upright,” said the spokesperson to talksport.com. “Our organisation will not accept any kind of questioning whatsoever in relation to our officials. The bout was very close and there were two knockdowns.”

The good news is the World Boxing Council are leaning in the direction of not standing in the way of a rematch between Wilder and Fury. It doesn’t appear that the WBC will order Wilder to fulfill his mandatory defense against challenger Dominic Breazeale, who has been waiting for his title shot against Wilder for over a year now. The WBC wants to let the bigger fight between Fury and Wilder take place first before they look to order the winner to face the 6’7″ Breazeale.

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