Deontay Wilder challenges Tyson Fury to world heavyweight unification bout
Deontay Wilder has challenged Tyson Fury to a unification fight in 2016 to decide who is the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Wilder holds the WBC belt and wants to take the WBO, WBA and IBF titles from Fury, who claimed them by stunning long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night.
The American, who has a 35-0 record, told BBC Radio 5 live: “I’ve got to fight someone in January and after that fight I would love to have a unification bout – and guess what, I wouldn’t mind coming to the UK for that one.
“No matter where it might be, I want to be the undisputed champion of the world. “We haven’t had an undisputed champion in I can’t remember how long (Lennox Lewis was the last in 1999) – and I want to be the first name to bring the belts back together and heavyweight boxing back to its full potential.”
Fury has said that Wilder will have to wait until after he has a rematch with Klitschko for his shot at the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.