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BREAKING: Wilder v Fury II sanctioned by WBC

A rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has been sanctioned by the WBC

By Dean Goulding   - @deangoulding

Following last week's titanic clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the World Boxing Council (WBC) have ordered a rematch, with further details to follow. The electric first fight controversially ended in a draw, with most believing Fury's display of defensive skills and higher percentage punching was enough to earn him the victory despite being knocked down twice by the 'Bronze Bomber'. Read the press release below:

"The World Boxing Council conducted a voting through the Board of Governors, which resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.  

Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch.  

The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.  

I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout."