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Fury has eyes on Wlad and Wilder – but wants the Ukrainian first

27th February 2015

Tyson Fury expects a shot at a version of the world heavyweight title at some point this summer, but is unsure which of the two current champions he’ll be looking to dethrone first.

Thirty-eight-year-old Wladimir Klitschko is, of course, the consensus number one in the division and the owner of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles. But Deontay Wilder, the unbeaten American with 32 knockouts from 33 wins, recently snared the WBC version of the crown and he too is in the running to face Fury in the coming months.

“It’s definitely a mouth-watering clash between me and Deontay Wilder,” Fury told Sky Sports. “Potentially it could happen as soon as possible but, then again, I am mandatory for Klitschko so I might have to do that fight first.

“I’d choose Wlad (over Wilder) because he’s rated as the number one in the division and has most of the belts.

“The reason I’d choose him is because he’s so dominant and has ruled the division for ten years. Nobody can beat him. I’m going to be the man to topple him, then I’ll fight Wilder and beat him as well.

“It’s got to happen. We’re two undefeated heavyweights; one British, one American and two great talkers. It’s a fight the fans want to see.

“My main priority is Christian Hammer, and getting him out of the way first. I can’t wait to get it all over with, and I may only be one step away.”

In order to get his shot, Fury must defeat Hammer this Saturday night (February 28) at London’s O2 Arena. It’s a fight the 26-year-old can simply not afford to lose.

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