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Wilder & Fury Agree That A Rematch Is Next For Both Of Them

Both of the men involved in the soon-to-be-legendary showdown for the heavyweight title last night agreed that a rematch is the logical next step.

And what a spectacle it was.

Sure the decision to award a draw instead of crowing Tyson Fury the champion was one that was met with near-unanimous disgust but all in all, at least we’ll be served up another helping before long.

The Gypsy King seemed at peace with the decision – despite stating that he believed it to be the wrong one.

He told the media that a rematch is next for him.

“One hundred percent we’ll do it.

“We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet.

“We’re on away soil, I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight. I’m being a total professional here. I went to Germany to fight Klitschko and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. God bless America. The ‘Gypsy King’ has returned.”

Deontay Wilder still believed that he had done enough to warrant getting his hand raised due to the two knockdowns he scored – but like Fury, agreed that a rematch was necessary.

“I would love for (a rematch) to be my next fight.  Why not?

“Let’s give the fans what they want to see.  It was a great fight and let’s do it again.  It doesn’t matter to me where we do it.

“With the two knockdowns I definitely won.  We poured our hearts out. We’re both warriors, but with those two drops I won the fight.  I came out slow. I rushed my punches. I didn’t sit still. I was too hesitant. I started overthrowing the right hand and I just couldn’t adjust.

“I was rushing my punches.  That’s something I usually don’t do.  I couldn’t let it go. I was forcing my punches too much instead of sitting back being patient and waiting for it.  I really wanted to get him out of there, give the fans what they want to see.

“When I rush my punches like that I’m never accurate.  The rematch I guarantee I’m going to get him.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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