Tyson Fury says “the world knows who the real WBC champion is” and believes his draw with Deontay Wilder was “a gift decision” for the American.

Fury, 30, shared a thrilling battle in Los Angeles, with many former professionals saying he won the bout.

Promoter Frank Warren said he and the British Boxing Board of Control will write to the WBC demanding a rematch.

Former world champions including Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Tony Bellew and Carl Froch believed Fury had won

Fury was floored in the ninth and final rounds – meaning they were scored 10-8 in Wilder’s favour.

After the 12 rounds, 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.

Less than 12 hours after the contest, Fury sported cuts and bruises at a Los Angeles hotel for his news conference.

He said he had managed to go to bed and watch snippets of the fight, adding he will “go home a hero”.

His remarkable rise from the canvas after a devastating combination from Wilder in the final round was a hot topic, with Fury stating he was “like a phoenix rising from the ashes”.

Fury said his 26-year-old trainer Ben Davison, who was under scrutiny due to his inexperience, should be given the prestigious Ring Magazine Trainer of the Year award.

Davison has helped his fighter shed 10 stone in weight following a tumultuous 30-month spell away from boxing in the aftermath of his 2015 world-title success over Wladimir Klitschko, where he battled depression and accepted a backdated two-year UK Anti-Doping ban.