Fury: Wilder rematch ‘hopefully’ at Old Trafford

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Tyson Fury hopes a rematch with Deontay Wilder could take place at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United.

Fury was a guest at United’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday, having arrived back in the U.K. following his controversial draw with WBC heavyweight champion Wilder in Los Angeles last weekend.

The Englishman was knocked to the floor twice during the fight, dramatically recovering in the 12th round to beat the count after a devastating right-left combination from Wilder, but out-boxed the American for the majority of the bout at Staples Center.

Attention has now switched to talk of a rematch, with both men calling for another shot to end the other’s unbeaten record — which would take place in 2019.

“I’m not going to go on about it forever, life goes on,” Fury told BT Sport while pitchside at the 75,000-capacity stadium. “I got robbed blind in America. The world knows it, but we’re going to go on, continue to the next fight.

“I spoke to [promoter] Frank Warren and he said ‘Arsenal’. I said ‘No, let’s have it at Old Trafford.’ Hopefully we can have it here in the summer [of 2019].”

United equalised twice to salvage a 2-2 draw against their Premier League rivals, offering Fury a cruel reminder of the result he suffered on Saturday.

“I don’t like draws,” Fury joked. “I only like wins.”

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