Tyson Fury hopes to fight Deontay Wilder for a world title in the near future
Last Updated: 16/06/14 8:05pm
Tyson Fury has called for a future fight with Deontay Wilder if the heavy-hitting American lands a world title later this year.
Wilder is one of the hottest properties in the heavyweight division after winning all of his 31 fights by knockout and is next in line to face new WBC champion Bermane Stiverne, with the fight likely to happen in November.
Fury must firstly get past Dereck Chisora in their rematch on July 26, but would relish a meeting with Wilder and hopes to lure the Alabama man to the home of his football team, Manchester United.
“I want to fight Deontay Wilder for the world title at Old Trafford,” he told the Manchester Evening News.
“It’s the home of the team I support – Manchester United – and the biggest venue in the city.
“It’s a fight that would catch people’s imagination. They would think he could beat me and everyone would turn out.
“Of course I don’t think anyone can beat me – that’s my mentality, my self-confidence.
“It could be a big fight in England or America, but it’s not worth doing until there is a world title involved. One of us has to get a title and then maybe it can happen.”
Victory over Chisora would guarantee Fury a shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO title, but he expects the Ukrainian to vacate the belt rather than face him.
There has been bad blood between Chisora and the Wilmslow man in the build-up to next month’s clash, with Fury flipping a table at a press conference, but he vowed to keep his calm in the coming weeks.
“Before any of that can happen I’ve got to get past Dereck Chisora at the Phones 4U Arena next month,” he said.
“I went down to London last week for a question and answer session with Del Boy – and if people expected me to kick off, they were disappointed.
“I’m not interested in that any more. You’ve got two British heavyweights going up against each other. I’m not going to be the one to get fined to sell the fight.
“I’m not a promoter – I’m a fighter. All those days of causing scenes are over. I’m sick to death of them.
“I’m going to show people the nice guy. I’ve been nicknamed the bad boy of British boxing, but what more can I do?”