‘I’m ready when he’s ready’... Wilder demands Fury rematch ASAP
DEONTAY Wilder has called for a rematch with Tyson Fury to be held “ASAP” and scorned a challenge by Anthony Joshua.
The American heavyweight said he does not want to fight anyone else before returning to the ring to face the Gypsy King again.
The pair’s WBC heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday ended in a controversial draw, with Fury’s camp claiming he should have won despite Wilder flooring him twice. “I’m ready whenever he’s ready to do it. I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all,” Wilder said in a conference call reported by the Associated Press.
“I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”
Fury was denied one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history after harsh scores of 115-111, 112-114 and 113-113.
He impressively outboxed the champion, although Wilder retained the title having knocked the Briton down in the ninth, and again in the 12th. Fury had appeared out cold, but he returned to his feet and recovered enough to survive to the final bell.
“I saw his eyes roll slowly in the
back of his head,” Wilder said. “Many people felt that should have been waved off. Nine out of 10 refs would have waved that off.”There is speculation that the rematch could take place between March or June, although a late spring or early summer date is more likely to give the fighters time to recover.Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, said the fight has “a good chance of coming to London”.