Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder could be next
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury says he could be facing Deontay Wilder in their trilogy match next rather than fighting Anthony Joshua as previously planned.
Fury also says he’ll NEVER fight in the UK again, preferring to fight in the U.S in Las Vegas.
Fury seems to have his head on his shoulders properly, knowing that he’s left on cash on the table by not taking the fight with the 6’7″ Deontay first.
The way that Fury, 32, is talking, he sounds like he wants the Joshua fight to marinate more so that it’ll bring in more green stuff.
By taking the fight the talented former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) next, Fury can pick up a massive payday while at the same time building up his eventual fight against Josua (24-1, 22 KOs). It’s a smart move if Fury goes in that direction.
If he can pick up an $80 million payday against Deontay and then, later on, swing back to scoop up $200 million for two fights against Joshua in a couple of years, he’d be the richer for it.
Fury states that he’s not holding his breath on a fight between him and AJ happening, saying that it could happen eventually in time, but he doesn’t know when.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) says he’s not going to fight IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion until he’s got a lot of money in his pocket, which a hint from him that he’s not happy.
Fury wants the money in his pocket
“I’m not going to hold my breath for it, that’s for sure,” said Fury to iFL TV about his fight against Joshua. “Until I have a hell of a lot of money in my pocket, there’s no fight.
“There’s a lot of things going on that people don’t know about behind the scenes that can scupper the fight. We’re nowhere near that at the moment. I’ve got two fights this year; I don’t care who the f*** it is. I don’t care,” said Fury.
So there it is. Fury not happy with the Joshua situation, saying that the fight is “nowhere near” being done. It sounds bad, doesn’t it?
Fury is seeing things the right way for the first time in ages. Why take the Joshua fight now? It’s way too soon for that fight to happen, given all the cash Fury can gather up before that fighting other guys.
Gilfoid thinks it’s time for Fury to put the kettle on the boil and let the Joshua fight simmer for two to three years while Tyson faces Deontay a couple of more times and battles Andy Ruiz Jr, Dillian Whyte, Daniel Dubois, Oleksandr Usyk, and Joe Joyce.
Joshua doesn’t look like he will lose any time soon, so let him put together 10 to 15 wins before fighting him again. A fight between Joshua and Fury five years from now will be MUCH bigger than it will be if they fight right now.
Instead of Fury only getting $100 million, he could walk away with $500 million and wind up a billionaire by the time he finishes his career.
Wilder could be next for Fury
“Don’t write Wilder off on the occasion. He could be fighting me next; who knows?” Fury said. “I could have the third trilogy with Wilder yet. There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes.
“Wilder might be next; who knows? I intend on staying there and ending my career over there,” said Fury about wanting to end his career in the U.S, not the UK.
It sounds like a great idea by Fury to forget about Joshua and take the money that is there on the table for him against Wilder. That’s the fight that would help build Fury’s brand in the U.S, which will, later on, make his two matches against Joshua that much bigger.
“Do I think the fight will eventually happen? Yes. Do I think it’s imminent? No,” said Fury about a fight against Joshua.
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