The World Boxing Council has sanctioned a direct rematch between heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury week after the controversial draw in Los Angeles.
The announcement came days after Fury’s promoter Frank warren the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) had planned to issue a formal complaint about the scorecards that carried 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and a neutral 113-113.
The WBC in a statement said a voting conducted through the Board of Governors resulted in unanimous agreement to sanction a rematch.
“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,” it said.
Warren alongside other boxing legends, including Lennox Lewis Floyd Mayweather, Tony Bellew and Carl Froch dismissed 115-111 score from the Mexican Judge Alejandro Rochin, citing that Fury fought better the American.
Recently, there have been little talks on the heavyweight bouts between Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and the fellow Briton Anthony Joshua after the latter threw his hat in the right saying he is ready for a unification bout.