Tyson Fury will get another shot at Deontay Wilder after the WBC have sanctioned an immediate rematch following last weekend’s controversial draw.
The decision comes after Fury’s promoter Frank Warren wrote to the WBC board calling for a rematch after questioning the result last Saturday.
It is now understood talks between the two parties can move to an advanced stage as the sanction will mean Wilder will not have to face mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.
In a statement released in the past few hours the WBC approved the fight saying: “The World Boxing Council conducted a voting through the Board of Governors.”
“It resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.”
“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.”
It is believed that talks have already gotten underway between the two parties, but negotiations could potentially hit a stumbling block as Fury and his promoters are keen to hold any potential rematch in the UK.
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