Tony Thompson has sights set on Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko
Last Updated: 29/10/15 10:19am
Tony Thompson wants to set up a third fight with Wladimir Klitschko by first defeating Deontay Wilder.
The 44-year-old is ambitiously plotting the demise of WBC heavyweight champion Wilder before trying to avenge two previous defeats to Klitschko.
Thompson (40-5-KO27) is due to face Malik Scott on Friday night but wants to win Wilder's title as bait to lure in Klitschko for a third time, despite two knockout defeats in 2008 and 2012.
My plan is to knockout Deontay Wilder, take his belt, and use it as enticement to fight Klitschko for a third fight.
"My plan is to knockout Deontay Wilder, take his belt, and use it as enticement to fight Klitschko for a third fight," Thompson said to Fighthype.
"I'm still not satisfied with the outcomes. Deontay Wilder is America's champion, but he's not the heavyweight champion of the world.
"Wladimir is the heavyweight champion of the world."
The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion from Ukraine must first deal with Tyson Fury on November 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office, before Thompson's plan can come together.
As well as twice losing to Klitschko, the 'Tiger' has also shared a ring with his first target Wilder.
He concedes a height disadvantage, but reveals he used the up-and-coming knockout artist from Alabama as a training partner for his bouts with Klitschko.
"That's who I'm chasing through Deontay," he said.
"Deontay is like three inches taller than me. We sparred for the Klitschko fight."
Watch Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury on November 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.