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Tyson Fury wants Deontay Wilder fight in Wembley stadium

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By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says he’s interested in defending his WBC heavyweight title against former champion Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder for a fourth time.

Fury believes the fourth fight with Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) would break records if they staged it at Wembley Stadium in London. Whether a fourth can happen between the two fighters is unclear at this time because both guys are going in different directions.

For the time being, Fury is defending against journeyman Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) next on December 10th at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.

The decision to defend against bottom-feeder contender Chisora has arguably hurt Fury’s popularity, making fans view him as a fighter looking for easy paydays at the public’s expense.

“Chisora is a top 10 fighter, and he’s a household name. I needed somebody, a dance partner that people know and that people respect,” said Tyson Fury to BT Sport Boxing about why he chose to fight Derek Chisora as his December 3rd opponent.

“With Derek Chisora, it’s like going to the bar and ordering a triple JD on the rocks.

IF I get through Derek Chisora, I’ll fight whoever’s next. If Usyk can be made, if they actually want the fight, then we’ll do that fight next.

“That’s the fight I’d like next. That’d be amazing here. I’ve been over there three times; if he wants the fourth fight, he’s got to come to England. Do that at Wembley, break all records again,” said Fury about fighting Deontay Wilder again.

Wilder might not be interested in fighting Fury again, particularly if he must go to the UK to make it happen. The Bronze Bomber might not want to put himself in that position.

Fury has bragged recently about over 50,000 tickets being sold for the event, which he feels is a sign that the boxing public is very interested in seeing him defend against the 38-year-old Chisora. However, it’s believed that many of those tickets were scooped up by ticket resellers rather than fans.

Just how many tickets were bought by the resellers is unclear. Still, it wouldn’t be surprising if it were a large portion because there’s virtually no interest from people to see Fury defend against #14 WBC Chisora.

This fighter has three out of his last four fights and looked atrociously bad in his last fight, beating 41-year-old Kubrat Pulev by a questionable 12 round split decision last July.

Fury-Wilder III would bring in a big crowd as long as Wilder picks up another win to show the boxing world that he’s not the same fighter that Fury knocked out twice in the past.

Wilder recently returned to the ring last October after a year-long layoff and stopped Robert Helenius in the first round in Brooklyn, New York.

It was a very different Wilder than the one we’d seen battling Fury three times because he was mobile and a lot leaner. Fury will have more difficulties getting to Wilder if he stays on his bike, given that he wouldn’t be a stationary target as he’d been in the past.

Fury is hoping to face IBF, WBA & WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk next year for the undisputed championship. But with the IBF ordering Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) to defend against his mandatory Filip Hrgovic next, there’s the possibility he could vacate the belt to swerve the 6’6″ slugger.

If Usyk vacates his IBF belt, it will take away interest in a fight between him and Fury because it would no longer be for the undisputed championship.

Assuming Usyk fights Hrgovic, he could lose because he would be giving away a lot of size & power to the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist.

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