Floyd Mayweather backed Tyson Fury to defeat Wladimir Klitschko
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 12/02/16 9:52am
Floyd Mayweather wants to see Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder collide after earning a princely sum by betting on the Brit to become world heavyweight champion.
The retired American has been on a 'Victory Tour' of England and revealed that Fury's November upset over Wladimir Klitschko proved to be very profitable for him.
However, Mayweather confesses he had not kept an eye on Fury's rise to the pinnacle of the heavyweight division because his compatriot Wilder had captured his attention.
I've only seen Fury fight once and I'd never seen him before but I bet on him because it was good odds.
"I've only seen Fury fight once and I'd never seen him before but I bet on him because it was good odds," Mayweather told Manchester Evening News.
"We have a heavyweight over in America making a lot of news called Deontay Wilder and that would be a good fight.
"Deontay is a heavy hitter and a tough opponent so I don't know who I would bet on in that fight."
Fury is currently locked in negotiations for a rematch with Klitschko with the WBA 'Super' and WBO titles on the line, while Wilder must defend his WBC gold against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin next.