WBC champion, Deontay Wilder has been ordered to have a heavyweight rematch with Tyson Fury.
Last December, Wilder retained his belt after a split decision draw with Fury. A rematch has however been ordered for February 5 in a 60-40 split in favour of Deontay Wilder.
The statement read: “Consistent with the WBC Board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiation period is opened and if there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday February 5th .
“The WBC has modified the 70-30 split and has confirmed a 60-40 split in favor of the champion Wilder considering the market value of Fury.”