Deontay Wilder says he ‘can’t wait for Wilder Fury 2’ and confirms he wants rematch with Tyson Fury
The undefeated American, who earned a controversial draw on the scorecards to retain his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday, posted a lengthy message on Instagram recapping his feelings after the epic showdown.
He wrote: ‘Thanks to the city of Los Angeles, Staples Center and all the fans around the world that supported this David vs Goliath fight.
Deontay Wilder posted this picture with a lengthy accompanying caption on Instagram
‘It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever.
‘When you put the best against the best, exciting things happen. I take nothing away from this fight but we won this fight.
‘To beat the champion, you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches.
‘You saw the best Fury but you did not see the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.
Wilder also shared this image from his appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden
‘This event brought more pressure than I expected, I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general which led me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan.
‘Did the count start 3-4 seconds too late or was the count too long is the question many are asking and debating about.
‘The ref Jack Reiss is an amazing ref who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on several occasions. He did a great job and at the end of the day boxing wins, the fans are the real winner and I can’t wait for Wilder vs Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all!!
Wilder knocked Fury to the canvas on two occasions despite being largely outclassed
Here is how the three judges at ringside scored the fight at the Staples Center in LA
‘Love, Love, Love to all my fans! Blessings and see you guys again soon,’ he concluded.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ also shared an image of himself after appearing on the Late Late Show with James Corden in the US.
His draw with Fury generated huge interests on both sides of the Atlantic. Many had the ‘Gypsy King’ ahead on the scorecards but two knockdowns from the home fighter were enough to narrow the gap.
The judges scored the contest 111-115 Wilder, 114-110 Fury and 113-113. The thrilling match-up would be a huge event if the rematch is set, although Anthony Joshua is also waiting in the wings for one of the two pugilists.
Wilder showed off his supreme punching power and earned a draw but wants the rematch