Deontay Wilder Ready For Fury Rematch or Joshua Unification

Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw.

Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw at the Staples Center.

The result means Wilder is still in a position to achieve his dream of unifying the heavyweight division against Fury's fellow Briton, Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO versions of the title.

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But Saturday's thriller in Los Angeles, and the inconclusive result, means that Wilder may have to wait before climbing into a ring with Joshua. The clamour for a rematch with Fury may well prove to be irresistible.

Asked which fight Wilder would prefer -- Joshua or Fury -- the 33-year-old replied: "I would love to go for the other titles."

"I've always spoken that there should be one champion, one face, one name. I always wanted to unify the division," Wilder said.

"I'll be satisfied with (either Fury or Joshua), to be honest. Me and Fury put on a hell of a performance. I'd love to go back to a rematch or I'd love to fight Joshua. I'm in a win-win situation."

Wilder's handlers however are adamant that they believe a return with Fury, who came back from a devastating 12th round knockdown to hold on for a draw, is the more attractive fight.

"I believe the fight with Tyson Fury is the stronger fight," said co-manager Shelly Finkel. "Probably more logical to have that. He dropped the guy twice.

"Deontay will fight anyone. Deontay knows he would be better in the next fight. I don't think Fury can be better."


User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxOfficer on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19328325]I will rescore it when it airs sat.[/QUOTE] Okay. Try to be as fair as you can.

Comment by j.razor on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=BoxOfficer;19327753]Which and which early rounds? Would like to know?[/QUOTE] I will rescore it when it airs sat.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-05-2018

Why would Fury give Wilder another payday, he`d better make a Joshua fight on Wembley.

Comment by Noelanthony on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=BoxOfficer;19327758]Bro, the guy didn't win any round besides the KD rounds. I searched for a round to give to him but couldn't find any. After watching it multiple times, I wanted to give him round 2, but it still wasn't…

Comment by BoxOfficer on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19325281]Wilder won at least 5 rounds( two 10-8 rounds and a 10-9 round) but if you say he won 4 rounds and as you don¡¯t support either fighter you must be right and I¡¯m wrong. Just like you saying the…

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