Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury rematch 'ASAP'


Fury had started his WBC title fight with Deontay Wilder in fine fashion, surprising all observers in taking the fight to the heavyweight champion, who was expected to dominate.

Tyson Fury was understandably the biggest mover in the SPOTY betting this weekend, after many thought him to be the true victor of his clash with Deontay Wilder for the WBC Heavyweight title.

Joshua said on Twitter yesterday that he was keen to face Wilder or Fury but the American last night accused Joshua of "hiding" and saying that he and Eddie Hearn, his promoter, have been left out of the picture by last weekend's fight.

Rights holder BT Sport made the fight in Las Vegas available to United Kingdom customers on its Box Office service via BT TV, Sky TV and Virgin Media for UK£19.95 (US$25.40), while Showtime broadcast the event via pay-per-view (PPV) for US$74.99.

"I'm going to give it to the poor and I'm going to build homes for the homeless", Fury said.

Having been there ringside Saturday at STAPLES Center, it was some of the best atmosphere I've experienced on a fight night. "I'm ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all". "That's enough right there to get you excited", he said.

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Wilder, who on Saturday had spoken enthusiastically about a possible unification fight with Joshua, meanwhile poured cold water on the idea on Tuesday.

Fury outboxed Wilder for much of the fight, but was sent crashing to the canvas on two separate occasions.

"Even with the two knockdowns, he was still miles ahead and a lot of big names in the sport have come out and said they had Tyson winning". Fury remains the lineal champion.

"Everyone is talking about this fight and it's about to happen again", Wilder said. Well, we had to show them that they're not the only ones. This is a group of guys together, making this thing happen, not just one individual person. He could have had Luis Ortiz, he could have had Tyson Fury, he could have had me, but their ego got the best of them.

"The Gypsy King" explained how Reiss had told both fighters before the bout that they would be given every chance to prove that they could keep fighting and while a less experienced referee would have waved the fight off at the sight of Fury laying motionless on his back for a couple of seconds, Reiss stayed true to his promise and let Fury prove him right.