Deontay Wilder wants to face Tyson Fury, as he’d rather take on the Mancurian than wait for a clash with the world-famous Wladimir Klitschko. Many pay per head bookies don’t really care who he takes on next, as both fighters are very big names in the sport, and a fight with either one of them would be huge.
Social media saw Wilder engage in verbal swordplay with Fury, as both fighters insulted each other after the American beat Bermane Stiverne in a showdown in January, clinching the world title.
Klitschko, who currently holds the IBF, WBO, WBA titles, continues to be Fury’s No.1 target.
However, first the Ukrainian is set to take on Bryant Jennings in New York next month, and it isn’t yet known if this year the fighter from Manchester will be able to face him.
Wilder says that he’s willing to give Fury his chance to clinch a world title as he’s keen to finally put an end to their dispute, and pay per head bookies wonder what will ultimately happen.
He said : “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.
“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.”
However, Wilder said that he won’t face Fury if what the Mancurian wants to take on Klitschko before, and ends up losing.
“That’s a risk he’s going to have to take. He is going to have to build himself back up and we’ll move on,” Wilder said.
“All those years and years of talking will go down the drain. He might as well have flushed the toilet. Come and fight me now. Why not?
“After my next fight, let’s finally get it over with, because I’m so serious.”