The WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, while speaking ahead of the Super Bowl in San Fransisco, told that he is eyeing a heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury if he retains his belts after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
The American boxer is all set to face Alexander Povetkin in April, who is a mandatory challenger of his WBC title.
The 30-year-old is undefeated in 36 fights and recently won a tough bout against Arthur Szpilka in Brooklyn. After that fight, Fury confronted him in the ring and challenged him for a fight.
However, Fury has to honour his contractual obligations with Klitschko, which has a rematch clause included. For Wilder it doesn’t matter who wins that fight, he is eager to face the winner of that bout.
“When he got in the ring I told him I’ll come to his backyard and I mean that, I’m willing to come over there. If he wins, I’m willing to come over there to take the titles. I’m very comfortable with England – I’ve got a lot of friends, a ton of fans.” Wilder said.
He added: “I feel that when they say heavyweight champion of the world – that’s a world traveller, not just in your home country. When my legacy’s over and done, I want to be labelled as someone who went behind enemy lines, fought everybody and had great exciting fights every time I came back.”
Wilder has a remarkable knockout record of 35 KOs in 36 fights, will target IBF champion Charles Martin if the match with Fury doesn’t take place.