While many are talking about Anthony Joshua fighting Deontay Wilder later this year another man has his eyes firmly set on Wilder too after his win last night – former champion Tyson Fury.
Tyson like everyone else in boxing was a keen spectator on last night’s proceedings in Brooklyn where Wilder announced himself on the world boxing map with probably the best win of his career – by knocking out Cuban challenger Luis Ortiz in the 10th round.
Following the win, Fury has said on his social media accounts this morning:
“There’s no doubt in my mind that I can’t beat Deontay Wilder. Everything about Deontay Wilder makes it easy for me. Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts. I once got in the ring with him and told him I would knock him out. Any place, any time, anywhere.”
“After last night (against Luis Ortiz) that I really know that it is 100% true. If he ever fights me I’ll knock him out for sure.”
Fury must first get back in the ring himself and get a comeback fight under his belt of course.
He is expected to return sometime in May or possibly even the early summer now, and has even been linked with a bout against Liverpool’s Tony Bellew in recent times.
Here’s what happened when both Fury and Wilder met in the ring before: