‘Deontay Wilder, let’s get the fight made… don’t s*** yourself now mate!’ Tyson Fury calls on WBC champion to meet him in a heavyweight rematch
- Heavyweight Tyson Fury is back in the gym, training under coach Ben Davison
- Frank Warren claims he only wants to face Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
- Fury is keen on a rematch with Wilder following their controversial draw
The former unified world champion, who is back in the gym after the Christmas break, came close to completing one of sport’s great comebacks when he outfoxed Wilder for much of their December 1 classic in Los Angeles.
Promoter Frank Warren said late last year that negotiations for a rematch would resume early in 2019 and, in a video message posted on Twitter on Thursday, Fury reiterated his desire to meet the Bronze Bomber.
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Tyson Fury is back training in the gym ahead of a potential rematch with Deontay Wilder
Fury and Wilder battled to a controversial draw when they first met in Los Angeles last year
The WBC champion hinted that he was set to follow his passion for acting over the next year
‘I’m maintaining my fitness, really,’ he told BT Sport. ‘I’m (as) fit now as I was then, same kind of thing. I’m ready to fight. Wilder, let’s get the fight made. Don’t s*** yourself now mate!’
Fury out-foxed his rival for many of the 12 pulsating rounds they shared in December and twice climbed off the canvas, only for the judges to score the fight a controversial draw.
Ahead of a potential rematch Warren has revealed that Wilder and Anthony Joshua are the only names on Fury’s hit-list for 2019.
‘We want to make the fights that matter and that is what we will do,’ Warren said.
‘Those are the only fights Tyson Fury is interested in after reasserting himself as the world’s best heavyweight. He may not have the belts, but he is top of the charts again now and we are working on his rematch with Wilder.’
‘After (Wilder) he will want Anthony Joshua. And there is no reason from our side why this shouldn’t become a reality. It is a fight the British public will demand to see before too long.’
I’m ready to fight. Wilder, let’s get the fight made. Don’t s*** yourself now mate,’ Fury said
After Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, he descended into a downward spiral that saw him battle alcoholism, drug addiction and depression.
The heavyweight also blew up to 28st, with his troubles paving the way for Joshua to collect three (WBA, WBO, IBF) of the four major belts.
They are on course for arguably the biggest fight in British boxing history, with AJ pencilled in to return at Wembley Stadium on April 13 and Dillian Whyte the front-runner to be in the opposite corner.
Frank Warren insists Wilder and Anthony Joshua (above) are the only men Fury wants to fight