Tyson Fury - Manchester United's Old Trafford could host Deontay Wilder rematch

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2018

According to a report from The Ring this Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury card is "expected to surpass 300,000 buys".

Experienced ref Reiss has run through the dramatic final minutes of a pulsating fight that had him working overtime for the safety of the two heavyweights. When (Fury) got hit and he went down hard, that was an unbelievable knockdown.

Although it was Wilder who was behind the biggest moments of the fight - knockdowns in the eighth and twelfth rounds - Fury out-boxed him for the majority of the contest.

"Of course [I thought I won], but I'm not going to go on about it forever", he explained.

"I wouldn't say choked, I wouldn't say choked because I was still the aggressor and I still landed more effective punches, being that I was the smaller guy", said Wilder.

Referee Jack Reiss dishes out orders to Tyson Fury after the British fighter was floored by Deontay Wilder
GETTY IMAGESReferee Jack Reiss dishes out orders to Tyson Fury after the British fighter was floored by Deontay Wilder

"He rolled over and got up and said "I'm okay! Jack I'm OK" or whatever".

"He said, "yes" and put his arms on my shoulders". I pushed his arms off and said walk over there, come back to me and show me you're okay. However, the referee chose to give him a count instead of calling the fight off as soon as the Englishman was felled, and it proved the correct decision as he managed to get back to his feet and continue.

Responding to accusations he gave Fury a longer count than usual, Reiss said: "The 10 count doesn't mean 10 seconds".

"People started making them walk in a straight line, any drunk can walk in straight line. That's what I was doing".

Speaking to the Daily Star, Warren claimed that Matchroom and Sky are aiming to match "AJ" up with cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who recently sent Tony Bellew into retirement. As The Ring's report explains, that figure doesn't include pay-per-view buys in the United Kingdom - of which there were certainly many - or digital purchases made on platforms such as Playstation 4.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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