Fury wants heavyweight division unification – Targets Klitschko, Wilder and Martin


Tyson Fury has launched an audacious attempt to unify boxing’s heavyweight division by naming a three-man hit list of fights for 2016.

British fighter Fury caused an upset by dethroning Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles in November.

Tyson Fury of Britain (R) challeges Deontay Wilder of the US (C) after Wilder defeated Artur Szpilka of Poland in their WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, on January 16, 2016.  Wilder knocked out Szpilka in the ninth round.  / AFP / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT STFDON EMMERT STF/AFP/Getty Images

Fury committed to a rematch with Klitschko and was subsequently stripped of his IBF belt for failing to face mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, who was beaten by Charles Martin for the vacant title.

The 27-year-old has now included Klitschko and Martin in a list of fights he wants in the coming year, as well as the unbeaten WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“The fights I want [in] 2016: Klitschko, Wilder, Martin,” Fury posted on Twitter. “Can we make these fights happen?”

As yet a date and a venue has yet to be agreed for Fury’s rematch with Klitschko, although it is reported that the two will mix it again it either May or June.

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A bout with Wilder would be potentially explosive after Fury confronted the American in the ring following his knockout victory over Artur Szpilka last month, and with both men possessing an unbeaten professional record the showdown would draw plenty of interest.

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