Following the momentous comeback from Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder today, the world is in dismay.
Fury dominated the entire fight from start to finish. Despite one minor knock down and one absolute catastrophic one. But forget that. He won a minimum 10 rounds, according to boxing pundits across the globe.
Not only did Fury hammer Wilder, making him miss almost every single shot, he gave Wilder a lesson in boxing. Yet what do we end up with. A draw.
Despite the outcome being objectively unjust, Fury took it on the chin very professionally and showed a lot of respect to Wilder.
He won with admirable humility yet was not awarded the title, so there will hopefully be a rematch so Fury can once and for all cement his superiority over the Bronze Bomber.
The contract for the fight includes a rematch clause, and in the post-match chat, both Fury and Wilder said they wanted to take that opportunity.
Wilder said he wanted the rematch to be in America again, naturally, but Fury, a lifelong Manchester United fan, wants the rematch to be at Old Trafford stadium.
Haha Wilder’s face seeing Fury get up pic.twitter.com/UDnEnz9GHo
— Wayne Farry (@waynefarry) December 2, 2018
The Gypsy King has only fought in England once in the past four years, and his team feel they have done enough to warrant a home fight.
Speaking in the post-fight press conference, promoter Frank Warren said:
I thought Tyson won it and won it well, whatever the result of the fight. It was a fight that you’d want to see again, irrespective of whether it was a draw or whoever won the fight.
It’s one of those fights that you want to see again and we want to do it again but we want it in the UK. That’s where the next one should be.
From my perspective, I’d love to have a rematch and I’d like to see it in the UK. We could fill a football stadium up, maybe Wembley or Arsenal or any one of those big stadiums
Tyson came here to Los Angeles, he’s travelled to Germany to Wladimir Klitschko’s back yard. Now let’s let him have some home turf because on home turf, he would have won that fight.
If @Tyson_Fury can't get a fair result in the US then he and Frank Warren should bring the rematch back to the UK. Fill Wembley or Old Trafford. The fans, the money and, more importantly, the belts will come.
Bring it home Champ!
— JP (@JohnPaddy2150) December 2, 2018
At the end of the match, Fury called Anthony Joshua a chicken and called him out for the fight all British boxing fans have been dying to see.
Speaking inside the ring, Fury said:
Never mind anybody, me and this man here are the two best heavyweights on the planet. I stepped up after the amount of time I had out of the ring.
There’s another certain heavyweight out there…
Chicken! Chicken! Joshua, where are you? Where are you AJ? AJ?
Massive respect to @Tyson_Fury he’s a champ, a phenomenal comeback I’ve never shouted so much at a tv, be proud you’ve brought so much excitement to British boxing tonight congratulations your a winner in my eyes & the rest of the UK 🇬🇧
Draw my arse! pic.twitter.com/NJjufCYcEP
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) December 2, 2018
We already know who the real winner of the fight was, but if there is a rematch, it would be incredible to have it Old Trafford.
Time for a home match for Fury.
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