Wilder retains WBC title after contentious draw with Fury

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder square off at a press event

LOS ANGELES - Well, at least they have a rematch clause.

WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City.

Evander Holyfield believes Anthony Joshua would be "foolish" not to watch Deontay Wilder's fight against Tyson Fury.

Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) was making his eighth title defense.

Fury, the challenger, is aiming to defeat Wilder to be crowned WBC heavyweight champion - a title his American opponent has held since 2015.

A 113-113 draw on Phil Edwards' card confirmed Wilder would remain as champion, disappointing both Fury and the raucous travelling fans who greeted the result with a chorus of boos.

The fighters will meet in the center of the ring in the biggest heavyweight title fight on US soil since 2002 when plenty at stake for both, including a possible date with unified champion Anthony Joshua in 2019.

With Ricky Hatton and Freddie Roach joining trainer Ben Davison in the corner, Fury defied his lack of action - he had fought just 14 rounds since that famous night against Klitschko in Dusseldorf - to impress from the opening bell. After a few seconds he then approached the champion and shared an embrace with Wilder, which melted the hearts of the watching millions.

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