Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder can wait his turn

Tyson Fury goes on the attack against Wladimir Klitschko. AP Photo/Sebastian Konopka
Tyson Fury goes on the attack against Wladimir Klitschko. AP Photo/Sebastian Konopka

Tyson Fury has told world heavyweight title rival Deontay Wilder to wait his turn if he wants a shot at the unified champion.

Morecambe’s Fury produced a fluid performance of poise and patience to snatch Wladimir Klitschko’s WBA, IBF and WBO titles in Dusseldorf on Saturday with a clear points victory.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

And he looks likely to have to repeat the feat in his next fight, with Klitschko having the option of a rematch if he feels he can reverse the result.

Fury has no problem giving the 39-year-old veteran his chance, even if it is in Germany again - and means any unification bout with WBC champion Wilder is put on the backburner.

“Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder?” he asked. “Let’s laugh at his name, shall we?

“Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. This man has been on top of the world and reigned for nine years.

“With Floyd Mayweather gone, Wlad took his place and I just took him out.

“So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?

“He’s a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I’m a true natural fighter. I’ve been doing it all my life. You get horses and dogs and it’s bred into them to be what they are, whether it’s racehorses or show dogs. And it’s bred into me to be a fighter.

“So, if Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight he is going to have to wait, because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two....ding ding ding!”