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Team Wilder express interest in Fury fight, await firm offer from Hennessy

18th November 2013 by Phil D. Jay, WBN Editor
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Team Wilder express interest in Fury fight, await firm offer from Hennessy Fury picture by Rich Graessle

A potential heavyweight clash between undefeated juggernauts Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has moved a step closer today as the American's trainer and manager Jay Deas confirmed to WBN he is ready to listen to any forthcoming offer from Mick Hennessy.

Fury, 25, has earmarked the 'Bronze Bomber' as his next opponent following the collapse of his on-off bout with domestic rival David Haye and hopes to draft in Wilder for his previously booked date at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester on February 8.

Wilder, who is three years Fury's senior, is currently is possession of the most impressive-looking record in boxing having stopped all 30 of his foes inside four rounds. The Tuscaloosa native is himself on the lookout for a big fight to boost his world title chances and according to Deas, is open to a massive battle of the unbeaten punchers with Fury next year.

"Of course we are interested in that fight," Deas told World Boxing News.

"I think it is the single biggest fight in the heavyweight division! It is one thing to call someone out, but I look forward to seeing if there is an offer (from Mick Hennessy).

"If the offer equals the magnitude of the fight and event, then we can begin discussions. I know Peter Fury wants it to happen and so do I, so hopefully it can be worked out."

At the moment, Fury v Wilder is probably the most talked about fight in the top division that doesn't include a Klitschko brother and could possibly ease the disappointment of the fight fans who were looking forward to the Haye encounter.

As both sides are keen on negotiating a deal, it may only be a case of putting together the right financial package for the two highly-ranked contenders and keeping some sort of pay-per-view arrangement in place may be a key factor to any agreement.

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