Deontay Wilder rules out Anthony Joshua, wants Tyson Fury rematch
Deontay Wilder is hunting the opportunity to fight Tyson Fury again despite late interest from Anthony Joshua.
Wilder defended his WBC heavyweight title against Fury on Saturday night in one of the most memorable heavyweight fights for almost two decades.
Joshua came out to express his desire to face either after witnessing the blockbuster fight, although Wilder says his only current focus is Fury.
Explaining his reasons, Wilder was adamant Fury deserves another crack for stepping up to the plate in the first place.
The American says the choice is clear.
“I want to fight the best that is willing to fight the best. Tyson Fury is willing to fight the best as he is one of them,” Wilder told Sirius XM Boxing Radio. when asked directly if he wanted to fight Joshua next.
“I would love the rematch again to end the score once and for all. To ease people’s minds of this worldwide controversial conversation – who really won.
“I want to settle the score while the iron’s hot on it. I don’t see why not – let’s do it again and give the fans what they want to see.
“Why wouldn’t I want it again? I’m the one that put him on the canvas. He didn’t put me on the canvas.
“I’m ready for this fight, to show the world that I am who I am. We almost got it but almost don’t count. I’m ready to do it again.”
Listen to Deontay Wilder saying he wants to face Tyson Fury again here:
Would @BronzeBomber rather have a rematch vs. Tyson Fury or a megafight with Anthony Joshua next? He tells @CommishRandyG and @gerrycooney that the answer is a clear one.#boxing #WilderFury pic.twitter.com/dqmOiUDZkS
— SiriusXM Boxing (@SiriusXMBoxing) December 4, 2018
Joshua is now set to fight the winner of Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora 2 on April 13.
The Wilder v Fury rematch is being touted for the UK or Las Vegas around May or June of next year.
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