Deontay Wilder felt he "definitely won" his fight against Tyson Fury after retaining his WBC heavyweight title with a contentious draw.
An enthralling fight in Los Angeles ended in a split-decision draw, judges scoring it 115-111 to Wilder, 114-112 to Fury and 113-113.
The American seemed fortunate to escape with his belt, although he knocked Fury down in both the ninth and 12th rounds at the Staples Center.
But Wilder saw it differently amid the controversy, saying the knockdowns meant he deserved victory.
"I think with the two knockdowns, I definitely won the fight," he said in his in-ring interview with Showtime Boxing.
"We poured our hearts out. We're both warriors, we both went head to head, but with those two drops, I feel like I won the fight. I didn't think he had control of the fight. I think I let out just as much as he did."
However, it appears almost certain that the duo will meet again in a lucrative rematch in 2019.
Fury and his promoter, Frank Warren, would like for the rematch to take place at a big stadium in the UK.
According to Wilder's trainer and co-manager, Jay Deas, there is no problem with traveling over to Fury's backyard if the money is right.
Deas told BBC radio he would want Wilder to take on Fury again before a potential fight with Joshua.
"If it's something that people would like to see again we would absolutely love to do it. Both guys put on a tremendous fight," Deas said.
"If it was up to me -- and only me -- I would like to do the Fury fight first because I think there is unfinished business.
"If the money makes sense in the UK I would love to do it there. Deontay has never had a problem with travelling. That's not the issue at all."