Manchester-The Brit was unhappy with the verdict of their Stateside bout and wants to fight again on home turf
Tyson Fury wants a rematch with Deontay Wilder at Old Trafford after their WBC heavyweight fight in the United States was controversially scored as a draw.
The ‘Gypsy King’ was widely considered to have had the better of his opponent despite being knocked down twice and was dismayed when he was denied a win, allowing champion Wilder to retain his belt.
Fury was knocked down for the second time in the last round and seemed to be out cold. However, the referee chose to give him a count instead of calling the fight off as soon as the Englishman was felled, and it proved the correct decision as he managed to get back to his feet and continue.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder said he was eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury, after the two undefeated boxers fought to a thrilling, but controversial split decision draw on Saturday in Los Angeles.
“There are so many opinions, so many mixed emotions surrounding the first fight,” Wilder said.
“You thought the first one was something? Oh my God, I can’t wait for the second. It might be a trilogy if it goes as good as the first.” Fury said
Alejandro Rochin’s scorecard was heavily in favour of Wilder at 115-111, while Phil Edwards had 113-113 and Robert Tapper scored 114-112 in favour of Fury.
As a result, Fury is hoping for a rematch on home turf instead of in Wilder’s native America to avoid any potential controversy or bias.
“Of course [I feel a sense of injustice about the verdict] but I’m not going to go on about it forever, life goes on,” Fury said to BT Sport ahead of Manchester United’s fixture against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
“I got robbed blind in America, the world knows it but we’ve got to go on, continue to the next fight. Frank Warren said [the rematch should be at] Arsenal, I said no, let’s have it at Old Trafford. Hopefully, we can have it here in the summer.” said Fury
Wilder says “I got over-anxious to knock Tyson Fury out,” the 40-0-1, who has won 39 of his fights by KO, usually with his deadly right hand”
“The fight was easier than it seemed. He was ducking me when I was overthrowing my punches,” he said.
“I’ve knocked guys out so many times with that very move he was doing. But I being anxious got the best of me.”
Wilder said being more than 50 pounds lighter than Fury at the time of the fight and the after-effects of surgery on his right arm, also contributed to his sub-par performance.
While Saturday’s fight was ruled by a draw, said Wilder
Tyson Fury the Manchester-born fighter is a United fan and was hoping for a Red Devils win on Wednesday night and joked that he wouldn’t be happy with a draw.
“[Manchester United] have been on the ropes but we need a win here to get us back off the ropes, land a good right hand and we’ll be doing alright. No [I wouldn’t take a draw against Arsenal]. I don’t like draws, I only like wins!”
Unfortunately for Fury, the game finished level at 2-2, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard twice equalising after Shkodran Mustafi and a Marcos Rojo own goal had put the Gunners into the lead.