WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he "can't wait" to face Tyson Fury again, following their controversial draw in Los Angeles on Saturday. Wilder twice knocked down Fury during the fight, but many observers felt the Briton should have won. And Fury, said he thought the 33-year-old American would try to avoid a rematch with him "at all costs".
Wilder claimed he won the fight and was the "more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches". In a post on Instagram, he said: "You saw the best Fury but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done." He added: "At the end of the day, boxing wins. The fans are the real winner and I can't wait for Wilder Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all."
Wilder's trainer Jay Deas said he wanted his fighter to take on Fury again before a potential bout with IBF, WBO and WBA champion Anthony Joshua. Saturday's fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113, with Alejandro Rochin the judge who had the American as the winner.
Fury said he had "never seen a worse decision in my life" and described it as a "gift" for his opponent. His promoter Frank Warren said he and the British Boxing Board of Control would write to the WBC demanding another bout. Fury was also backed by a number of former world champions, including Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Tony Bellew and Carl Froch.