British boxer Tyson Fury says WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will try to avoid a rematch with him “at all costs”.
An enthralling fight between the two boxers in Los Angeles ended in a draw, although many ex-professionals said Fury should have been declared the winner.
“I’ve got a funny feeling he’s going to get his running shoes out and stay away from me,” said Fury, speaking on ITV.
Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas told BBC Radio 5 live he wants a rematch.
After the 12 rounds – during which Fury was knocked down twice – the fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113, with Alejandro Rochin the judge who had the American as the winner.
Briton Fury said he had “never seen a worse decision in my life” and described it as a “gift” for his 33-year-old opponent.
“I should have been rewarded with the decision and be taking the WBC belt back to Britain but, unfortunately, it stays in America. We both stay unbeaten and we’ve got to roll the dice again,” added Fury.