The WBC will process a request for a second fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder “accordingly and immediately” after Saturday’s fight ended in a controversial draw.
Fury contested that he had been denied “the greatest comeback in boxing history” after judges ruled the fight had been tied.
Frank warren, Fury’s promoter, has promised to issues a formal complaint against the scorecard.
A spokesman from the WBC told TalkSport : “At the WBC convention held in Kiev in October, it was ruled to facilitate instances that the best fights are staged, the heavyweight division included.
“Tyson Fury was outstanding last Saturday, one of the best performances that has been seen in a long time.
“If a request for a rematch is received, the WBC will process it accordingly and immediately.
“The ring officials, who worked the Wilder vs Fury bout are three people who are highly honourable and upright.”
Fury, a lifelong Manchester United fan, took to the field at half time during the club’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday and said that he would like for any re-match against Wilder to take place at the Theatre of Dreams.
“I spoke to Frank Warren and he said Arsenal, I said ‘no, let’s have it at Old Trafford’,” Fury told BT Sport.
“So hopefully we can have it here in the summer.”
American referee Jack Weiss has spoken out against criticism from Wilder that his count was slow when Fury was on the canvas, claiming that he gave the Brit every opportunity to continue.
“The fight was so close,” Weiss told SiriusXM Boxing. “The magnitude of the fight – you know, a heavyweight championship fight – I’ve always been taught to count a champion out and I wanted to give him every opportunity.
“I took my time – not that I stalled the count like these knuckleheads are saying, just patient – and I went down to make sure what I was doing was correct, because I want to do what’s best for boxing.”
Saturday’s fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113.
Fury said he had “never seen a worse decision in my life” and described it as a “gift” for his opponent.
He has since been vocal about his desire to take Wilder back into the ring as soon as possible, and the WBC’s announcement suggests he is to get his wish.