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Fury maps out 2017, wants to ‘dance with Joshua and Wilder’

Phil Jay 15/08/2016

Tyson Fury has revealed his 2017 wishlist should he once again get past Wladimir Klitschko on October 29 of this year.

The unified heavyweight title holder is due to put all his belts on the line against the Ukrainian for a second time in Manchester on the back of an impressive win over Klitschko last November.

Despite an injury delay, Fury seems to be raring to go after getting into serious training for the contest and hopes to have all five of the championship belts in his possession in the next twelve months.

A massive all-UK battle against Anthony Joshua in March would be followed up by a meeting with Deontay Wilder in the summer if the 27 year-old has his way.

As with all organisations, a unification would overpower any mandatory obligations meaning the likes of Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin would be forced to wait even longer should Fury agree terms with either of his fellow-champions.

Parker is due to have his shot at Joshua by the spring of 2017, whilst Povetkin has retained his number one position under Wilder despite a recent investigation into the use of meldonium.

The Russian was taking the substance until it was added to the banned list and is currently seeking out the relevant timescale for meldonium to be out of his system.

Guidelines were set for October 2016 for an athlete to be clear, which is the main defence of Povetkin’s promoter Andriy Ryabinsky for the case.

An official ruling on the Povetkin judgement is still yet to be formally announced by the World Boxing Council.