Fight statistics show Tyson Fury outboxed Deontay Wilder in LA boxing showdown

Should Tyson Fury have won on points against Wilder? We score the Los Angeles bout

Negotiations for a fight between Wilder and Joshua, the WBA "super" IBF and WBO champion, broke down earlier this year, but Finkel is willing to resume, provided that details of his talks with Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn remain private.

However, Fury doubts whether Wilder has the appetite to step in the ring with him again.

"I think it's got a good chance of coming to London".

Fury claimed Joshua would have been "nailed" by Wilder, and said his domestic rival has "my belts" - a reference to the titles he held after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 before relinquishing them due to inactivity.

Joshua has a Wembley date booked in for April 13, 2019, but with no opponent named as yet. "I take nothing away from this fight but we won this fight", Wilder wrote on Instagram.

With demand for a re-match feverishly high, bookmakers have already begun taking bets on who will prevail second time around, and this time favouritism lies with Fury. "It is a fight we definitely want for April and will work hard to make".

"I'm very happy with the fight, but put it this way, if I didn't get knocked down twice in that fight, on one of the judge's scorecards I'd have still lost, so he needs banning from boxing forever because he clearly can't judge."

If nothing else, both fighters dramatically raised their profile and proved that the heavyweight division is the glamour division of the sport. "I've never seen a worse decision in my life".

He added: "If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants".

However, rather than the rematch the boxing world would undoubtedly love to see, Wilder's team have indicated they have a heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua in their sights.

"Everybody out there who has the same problems I've been suffering with, I did that for you guys".

Joshua last fought in September, when he successfully defended his belts by stopping Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds at Wembley.



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