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Fury claims he was the real winner in LA – demanding a rematch

Tyson Fury demands a rematch

Promoter Frank Warren said he and the British Boxing Board of Control will write to the WBC demanding a rematch.

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Tyson Fury responded following his draw in the WBC heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder and says “the world knows who the real WBC champion is” and believes his draw with Deontay Wilder was “a gift decision” for the American.

Tyson, 30, shared a thrilling battle in Los Angeles, with many former professionals saying he won the bout, despite being floored by Wilder in the 9th and 12th round.

The Briton was also seen on social media huddled in a group praying a verse from the Quran and from the Bible, in the pre-match build-up has taken his popularity up by displaying an excellent example of hard work and dedication.

A self-confessed drug abuser and mental health sufferer, Fury has become an example for others to show how to fight and combat the illness, with the right support and hard work.

The transformation from an overweight binge eating slob to a heavyweight contender in 10 months was spectacular and his skills were evident to see, giving Wilder major problems in the early rounds.

Promoter Frank Warren said he and the British Boxing Board of Control will write to the WBC demanding a rematch.

Speaking the day after the bout, Fury said: “To be honest, I’ve never seen a worse decision in my life.” Lennox Lewis also commented on the bout suggesting the same.

The Briton added: “I don’t know what fight they were watching.” And most commentators had given Tyson Fury the victory by about 3 rounds.

After the 12 rounds, the fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 with Alejandro Rochin the judge who had the American as the winner.

His remarkable rise from the canvas after a devastating combination from Wilder in the final round was a hot topic, with Fury stating he was “like a phoenix rising from the ashes”.


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