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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has insisted that he wants Tyson Fury next and he is adamant that he would be able to knock his rival out.
Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), says he would prefer to fight Fury at this stage of his career before moving on to face fellow heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in a unification fight.
Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) has been trading insults with Wilder for years and after the American defeated Bermane Stiverne last month for the WBC strap, it was touted as a possibility that Fury would abandon his pursuit of Klitschko in favour of taking on the similarly outspoken American.
However, it remains to be seen what happens next in the division as it will arguably become a lot clearer after Klitschko’s defence of his titles against Bryant Jennings in New York on April 25.
Meanwhile, Fury takes on Christian Hammer on February 28 in London, although there is no scheduled date for Wilder to make his first defence of his title.
“I’ve been calling him out years and years. I think he’s one of the exciting guys over in the UK and I’m doing my thing here in the USA. I think UK vs USA would be a great clash,” he told the Alabama News.
“Fury is who I want next, but boxing is a business many don’t understand and so it makes them frustrated. Some fights won’t happen at the time that people want them and some fights will never happen, I’m trying to get every fight I want to happen at the right minimal time of it happening as well, too,” he added.
Meanwhile, Wilder has never been short of confidence in his ability and he insisted that when he does eventually meet Fury in the ring, “I would knock him out as even when the little guys tag him, he falls”.
While there is a long way to go before a fight between the pair can be agreed, it is certainly a fight that would appeal worldwide. However, as ever, Klitschko continues to hold most of the cards for now.