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Deontay Wilder favours Tyson Fury rematch over Anthony Joshua fight

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Last weekend, the world witnessed an exciting fight between two of the biggest heavyweights the division has to offer. However, the fight surprisingly ended in a draw with boxing fans and pundits alike believing that Tyson Fury should have been crowned the new WBC world champion.

Nonetheless, Wilder is apparently eager for a second installment of the rivalry and has completely dismissed the chance of fighting the IBF, WBA, and WBO world champion, Anthony Joshua. 

Following the fight, Wilder said: "Fury deserves the rematch, it's only right," per Daily Mail.

Despite dominating most of the fight, the Gypsy King did suffer a devastating left hook from the American which almost seemed to send Fury to sleep. However, the 30-year-old was able to stand up before the count - much to the surprise of Wilder. 

"God alone knows how Tyson got up from that last round knockdown and maybe the count was slow but I'm not going to complain. Together we brought back the passion for the heavyweight division and with it boxing.

"Tyson somehow survived and came back from hell. Some people thought he deserved to win but some people thought I won and some people thought it was a draw.

"Remember that on the night I was 50lbs lighter and a lot of his punches were pitty-pat. I was the aggressor and I thought I won. 

"But seriously I want the rematch before any other fight. It's his right and it's good for boxing.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Regarding a fight with Joshua, Wilder believes the Brit will now be made to rue not taking the chance to secure a fight against himself earlier in the year

"They (Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn) thought they were the only rulers of the heavyweight division. They had four months of opportunity.

"Their egos got the best of them so let them continue fighting second-tier heavyweights while Fury and I continue making boxing great again. I do not want any other fight. No one else."

Anthony Joshua still has Wembley Stadium booked in April for his next fight but it's currently unclear who he will face in the opposite corner. 

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Heavyweight
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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