WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder "can't wait" to face Tyson Fury again after their controversial draw in Los Angeles.
Wilder scored two knockdowns, but he was unable to put Fury away in a bout where the feared puncher had a lot of trouble with Brit's movement and defense. The scores were 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 for the draw.
Wilder believed people saw the best Fury could deliver, but they hadn't seen Wilder at his finest, yet he "still managed to get the job done".
Frank Warren, who promotes Fury, said he and the British Boxing Board of Control would write to the WBC demanding another bout. Warren has already started discussions to make the second bout happen following his complaint to the WBC over the scoring at the weekend.
Wilder believes that he was the clear winner of the bout.
"It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever. When you put the best against the best, exciting things happens. I take nothing away from this fight, but we won this fight," Wilder stated.
"To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches. You saw the best Fury, but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.
"This event brought more pressure than I expected. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general - which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.
"Did the count start 3-4 seconds late or was the count too long is the question many are asking and debating about. The referee Jack Reiss is an amazing ref in which I've had the pleasure to work with on several occasions and he did a great job. Boxing and fans are the real winners. I can't wait for Wilder-Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all."