Peter Fury on Wilder: Tyson is ready, manager is happy to come to the UK
Trainer Peter Fury has spoken to WBN regarding the possibility of a match-up between the new WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his unbeaten nephew Tyson.
Fury watched on at the weekend as Wilder dismantled Bermane Stiverne via decision in Las Vegas and says the American proved his doubters wrong on the night. Upon sealing the victory, Wilder made public his willingness to give European title holder Tyson a shot at the title, although Peter stated that any battle between the two would have to be on British soil.
“Wilder beat a good man in Stiverne, who was the current world champ so enough said. He proved he can go the full twelve rounds if needed and did his job well,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Saying that, Stiverne didn’t look in top condition and also he’s not good going forward. He’s at his best being attacked as we saw versus Arreola so he was always up against it.
“I heard Wilder comments saying he wants Tyson and we think that is great as it will be two giants in the ring. Tyson’s ready for it and Wilder’s manager and trainer Jay Deas said he’s happy to come UK as I have visa issues in the USA.”
Many are predicting that Wilder and Fury could be the rivalry that ignites the top division for years to come as unified champion Wladimir Klitschko approaches his 39th birthday. Peter is confident that an agreement to make Wilder v Fury is reachable at some point soon and would be great for the sport.
“If and when they fight it will be a good exciting fight. We know what’s needed,” said Fury, who then answered a question on whether the pair could battle it out on more than one occasion like the great heavyweight bouts of the past.
“It depends on how their first fight goes. Trilogy’s always depends on their first fight how it goes, but they are two giants so it will be good for the fans.
“We at Team Fury would like to congratulate Wilder on being the new WBC champion and would like to congratulate all of his team on a great win,” he added.
Wilder, 29, is already a target for Klitschko who is set to return to action on April 25 in New York, whilst 26 year-old Fury faces Christian Hammer on February 28 in London in a WBO fringe title bout.
That gives ‘The Bronze Bomber’ plenty of time to set-up his first defense of the green belt and look towards some of the bigger names later in the year.