Recognition of Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury ordered by the World Boxing Council - SkySports

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could not be divided by the Los Angeles judges last weekend

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could not be divided by the Los Angeles judges last weekend

The WBC has sanctioned a direct rematch between heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

Fury has been bumped twice in Los Angeles last weekend, but he seemed to have done enough to earn a famous victory.

However, he was forced to settle for a controversial decision-making draw.

Promoter Frank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control [BBBofC] he had planned to file a formal complaint on the scorecards after Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin had scored the 115-111 fight for Wilder.

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Fury said he was "like a phoenix rising from the ashes" after climbing the canvas twice in his draw with Wilder

Fury said he was "like a phoenix rising from the ashes" after climbing the canvas twice in his draw with Wilder

And the World Boxing Council issued a statement on Friday calling for "direct revenge".

He read: "The World Boxing Council conducted a vote through the board of governors, which led to a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

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"Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best battles in the heavyweight division for a long time, which created a tremendous demand from fans to see a revenge.

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

"I would like to congratulate once again with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle in the ring and exemplary sportiness after the meeting."

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