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.
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.