Deontay Wilder has warned Tyson Fury that if he wants to fight him, then the time to make the bout is now as their war of words has gone on too long.
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Fury is currently the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO world title, with the Ukrainian king of the heavyweight division next in action on April 25 as he takes on Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden.
The Mancunian has insisted that he wants to face the 38-year-old next, but there is also the possibility of facing Wilder for the WBC belt.
While Fury continues to consider his options, it is clear what Wilder would prefer and he has urged Fury to agree to the fight so that they can finally end their long-running feud.
“It’s getting to the point where I hear the guy’s name, I’m having those feelings like I used to have with Stiverne. I really want to hurt him,” Wilder said, according to Sky Sports.
“I just want to fight. Three years is too long to be talking and he still wants to come on. I think he just wants to entertain the fans, but the fans are getting tired of it too. I just want to make it happen.
“I’m the heavyweight champion of the world, I’ve got what he wants. What he wants to be. But they want to take the Klitschko route, which I understand.
“If you want me, come on. You don’t have to be the mandatory. I think that would be a huge fight. We’ve already sold the fight. It just has to happen.”
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ had another word of warning for Fury, and insisted that if he does take the fight with Klitschko first and loses, then he will move on with his career and leave the Brit behind with their rivalry going down the drain.
Wilder is expected to make the first defence of his title this summer as he continues his recovery from a hand injury that he suffered against Bermane Stiverne in January.