Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, says the newly crowned WBC champion is targeting fights against both Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte once he has seen off Deontay Wilder again.
The Gypsy King produced a masterclass in Las Vegas last week, twice knocking Wilder to the canvas before the American’s corner finally threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Whoever lost the fight had the option to trigger a rematch within 30 days, which Wilder has already done, and they will face off once more in a trilogy fight in July.
After that, Fury will have two more fights left on his current contract and – assuming he overcomes Wilder once again – wants them to be against Joshua and Whyte.
AJ holds the other three major belts in the division and is keen to have a unification fight at Wembley, while Whyte is the WBC mandatory challenger and has been waiting a long time for his shot at the title.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman says Fury is effectively free to fight anyone over the next year, with the lineal champ’s promoter Arum confirming to World Boxing News: ‘I agree with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and what he has said regarding Tyson Fury.
‘Fury will fight Wilder in July. He could then possibly fight the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev winner in November. Then Dillian Whyte in February. Why not?’
Sulaiman had said: ‘Tyson Fury is a new champion. He has one year to do any fights he wishes to contract on a voluntary basis.
‘Now, Fury apparently has a rematch agreed with Wilder, but can fight Dillian Whyte or he can fight Anthony Joshua. He can fight any opponent, as I mentioned.’
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is hoping to secure a deal for a unification fight against Fury for November or December this year, assuming AJ beats Kubrat Pulev and Fury beats Wilder again.
Rather than facing Whyte after that, AJ’s camp would like to have a rematch written into the deal, with Hearn telling Sky Sports: ‘There’s no reason why we can’t get that contracted now subject to both guys winning in the summer. The undisputed fight must happen in 2020.
‘There’s going to be two of these – maybe even three – so certainly summer 2021 will be in the UK but I’d also like to get the first fight in the UK.’
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