Wilder Open To Possible Rematch vs. Fury

Sergio Cunningham
December 2, 2018

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a somewhat controversial draw on Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the scorecards for the fight being all over the place.

He scored two knockdowns of Fury, including a brutal and dramatic one with a right hand in the final round where it appeared Fury may not beat referee Jack Reiss' count.

The boxing world was understandably impressed by what they witnessed - and a split-decision draw opens up the possibility of the pair doing it all over again in 2019. "We're both warriors. But with those two drops, I think I won the fight". "Hold ur [sic] head high!"

From cutting blistering promos on one another to signature poses and catchphrases, Wilder and Fury have brought almost every major pro wrestling element into their high-profile feud for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Each will make adjustments based on their review of the video, but what this fight showed is two evenly matched men at the top of their games.

Asked about the knockdowns, Fury added: "I was never going to be knocked out tonight".

With just two minutes left in the fight, Wilder buckled Fury's knees with a right hand and knocked him senseless with a flawless left on the way down.

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Fury went right back to work in the next two rounds, and a decision appeared to be in reach.

It was a matter of whether Fury could hang on to the final bell. And it was the third one who got it right.

To that end, Fury came out the next round much like he did in the seventh, landing several unanswered left hand, right hand combinations to regain the momentum he lost the previous round.

Wilder scored two knockdowns and thought he won.

After a week of throwing insults at each other, the two fighters are now ready to face off at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

"The AJ fight is up to them, they have to stop being cowards, we are moving on from him", Wilder said.

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