American WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants to unify the division by fighting new WBA, IBF & WBO champion Tyson Fury.


Briton Fury, 27, stunned the sport by beating Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday – ending the Ukrainian’s nine-year undefeated reign.

Immediately after the bout 30-year-old Wilder – who is due to fight in January – tweeted he was “coming” for Fury.


“I want that fight to happen as soon as possible,” Wilder said.

He told BBC Radio 5 live on Monday: “I’ve got to fight someone in January and after that fight I would love to have a unification bout – and guess what, I wouldn’t mind coming to the UK for that one.

“No matter where it might be, I want to be the undisputed champion of the world.”

Wilder said his WBC belt is the “crown jewel” of boxing and is the “most famous, most respected” title, but insisted: “We haven’t had an undisputed champion in I can’t remember how long – and I want to be the first name to bring the belts back together and heavyweight boxing back to its full potential.

“Next year is going to be a great year for me, regardless. Everything is falling in our plan, our time and our planning for what we want to do.”

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Following his unanimous points victory in Dusseldorf, Germany, Manchester boxer Fury ruled out fighting “fraud” David Haye, who twice pulled out of bouts between the two.

British current WBC International and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, 26, said an all-British fight with Fury would happen “next year or the year after”.

Klitschko, 39, said straight after the fight that he would trigger a rematch clause, but could still decide to retire instead.

And when asked about fighting Wilder, Fury responded: “Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder? Let’s laugh at his name, shall we?

“Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?

“He’s a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I’m a true natural fighter