‘I’m ready when he’s ready’... Wilder de­mands Fury re­match ASAP

Coventry Telegraph - - SPORT - Tyson Fury and Deon­tay Wilder

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”.

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