WBC orders Wilder vs Fury II

The World Boxing Council has ordered the rematch of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the world. The news comes from the WBC website on January 16th 2019.

Consistent with the WBC Board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiation period is opened and if there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday February 5th.

Both camps welcomed the rematch in the immediate aftermath of the fight which took place in LA on December 1st of last year. The majority draw did not come without controversy over the judging. To most, the fight was a clear victory to Tyson Fury, even with the knockdowns in favour of Deontay Wilder.

The teams seemed to negotiate well for the first fight so I would expect the same for Wilder vs Fury II, with no need for a purse bid. This no doubt makes a simple choice for Anthony Joshua, and his next opponent. Hopefully more news soon with an agreed date and venue.