Wilder Calls For Rematch Against Fury Amidst Controversy

Tanuja Saikhom | 6 months ago

A couple of days after the drama and trauma over the score draw against Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has finally spoken up about the fuss by calling for a rematch to show he is still better than his rival.

In a post on Instagram, the American fighter said he “can’t wait for WilderFury2” to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all.

“You saw the best Fury, but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done,” the 33-year-old Wilder said after their controversial draw.

Claiming that he won the fight in Los Angeles, Wilder said, “To beat the champion, you must dominate the champ and to me, I was the more aggressive punches.”

He also expressed his excitement feel about the bout. “This event brought more pressure than I expected. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general, in which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan,” said the 40-time champion.

Saturday's 12-round bout ended with 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113, with Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin had Wilder as the winner. The result provoked boxing community and supporters, including former champions Lennox Lewis Floyd Mayweather, Tony Bellew and Carl Froch.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control also jointly stated that they will complain about the score.

Supporting the match referee’s decision, Wilder said Jack Reiss is an “amazing” ref and he had the pleasure to work with the ref on several occasions.