WBC To Sanction Wilder-Joshua Rematch
The WBC will not waste any time, as their president Mauricio Sulaiman has officially announced that the WBC will sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deotnay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
The WBC held a vote on the matter earlier this week, and all members unanimously agreed to sanction a rematch of Wilder and Fury’s 12 round split-decision draw on December 1st from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The judging would see 113-113, 114-112 for Fury and 115-111 for Wilder, causing much uproar in the boxing community.
This leaves a potential Wilder-Joshua unification fight in the air, especially with Wilder refusing to take any other fight that was not a rematch with Fury.
Even though he has mandatory challengers in Dominic Breazeale and Dillian Whyte, the WBC felt this rematch was far too important to wait on.
“The World Boxing Council conducted a voting through the Board of Governors, which resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury,” said Sulaiman.
“Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch. The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.
“I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout.”
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