(Photo credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: Following his impressive masterclass performance last night against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs), America Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) said he’d like to make his first defense of his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury if he’s up to the challenge. Deontay said that he wants to face the 6’9” Fury next followed by a big unificiation match against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko later in the year.
Deontay, 6’7”, is putting it on Fury to see if he’s interested in the fight, or if he prefers to face Wladimir for the title instead of him. Fury is Wladimir’s WBO mandatory challenger. However, you’ve got to figure that a Fury vs. Wilder fight would be a much bigger bout than Fury vs. Wladimir.