🚨 Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch could have major rule change

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to battle it out again in Saudi Arabia on December 21st.

‘The Gypsy King’ suffered his first professional defeat to the Ukrainian last month as he failed in his bid to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Fury, lost via a split-decision verdict from ringside although he still believes he should have won the clash.

The defeat meant he lost the WBC crown that he had won from Deontay Wilder in the second encounter of a pulsating trilogy.

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WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, wants boxing to follow football in using TV replays for controversial moments, essentially, he wants to bring VAR to boxing.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Sulaiman explained the proposed change:

“Video replay is a rule that the WBC has had for the last few years, but it is a complicated situation with the British Boxing Board of Control as they do not accept its use.

“However, during the rules meetings of the last fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, we demanded that the video replay be used for the WBC’s sake. We will be pushing for it in the Usyk-Fury rematch and every fight we are involved in.

“The Middle East Professional Boxing Commission was the local authority and the British Boxing Board of Control had a lot of influence over them, so they were claiming not to have it. But in the end, the WBC made it clear that if there was absolute evidence of a major controversy, then we would reserve the right to make our own decision using the big screen and correct the ruling.

“For the WBC it was in place but not for the others. We want it to be recognised by everyone involved with proper protocol and a proper system.”

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