Custom Search 1

Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury fight

CHAMP: WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

AMERICAN WBC title holder Deontay Wilder wants to face new champion Tyson Fury as he looks to become the world's No.1 heavyweight fighter.

Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to take the IBF, WBO and WBA from the Ukrainian in Düsseldorf on Saturday night (Nov 28).

Wilder told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I've got to fight someone in January and after that fight I would love to have a unification bout - and guess what, I wouldn't mind coming to the UK for that one.

“No matter where it might be, I want to be the undisputed champion of the world. We haven't had an undisputed champion in I can't remember how long - Lennox Lewis was the last in 1999 - and I want to be the first name to bring the belts back together and heavyweight boxing back to its full potential.

“Next year is going to be a great year for me, regardless. Everything is falling in our plan, our time and our planning for what we want to do.”

Fury is currently deciding whether to take the re-match with Klitschko that was stated in their contract, but there are whispers that he wants to face fledgling pugilist Anthony Joshua down the line.

Although the 27-year-old has previously mocked Wilder, the American's record is impressive. After winning gold at the 2008 Olympics, he has won all 35 of his professional fights.

After his win on Saturday, Fury said: “Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder? Let's laugh at his name, shall we? Wladimir Klitschko was the No 1 in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. This man has been on top of the world and reigned for nine years.

“With Floyd Mayweather gone, Wlad took his place and I just took him out. So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder? He's a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I'm a true natural fighter.”

While Wilder will have to wait, Fury has stated categorically that he will not face David Haye who has recently come out of retirement, after the former World Champion cancelled their two previous bouts.

Subscribe to The Voice database!

We'd like to keep in touch with you regarding our daily newsletter, Voice competitions, promotions and marketing material and to further increase our reach with The Voice readers.

If interested, please click the below button to complete the subscription form.

We will never sell your data and will keep it safe and secure.

For further details visit our privacy policy.

You have the right to withdraw at any time, by clicking 'Unsubscribe'.

Facebook Comments