Combat sports fans will get another chance to see Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet, as the World Boxing Council has voted for order an immediate rematch.

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Wilder, the reigning WBC champion, retained his title in a split draw with Fury recently.

Below is a statement from the WBC:

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.

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.