VIDEO: Fury targets Wilder unification after Klitschko shot

Tyson Fury is eyeing up a clash with newly-crowned world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

The American knockout artist outboxed Bermane Stiverne for 12 rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday night to lift the WBC version of the strap with the unbeaten Morecambe giant now targeting a blockbuster clash with Wilder down the line.

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury with trainer, and uncle, Peter Fury. Picture:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury with trainer, and uncle, Peter Fury. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fury, 23-0 with 17 knockouts, is the mandatory challenger to Wladimir Klitschko and wants to fight the Ukranian great first before a unification battle with Wilder.

The 26-year-old, who faces Christian Hammer on February 28 at London’s O2 Arena, said: “I don’t like Deontay Wilder and he doesn’t like me.

“I think he’s a big hype-job. We once had a bit of a falling out in Sheffield at one of Mick Hennessy’s boxing shows and I told him one day I will get him in the ring and knock him out. That is still my plan.

“He’s got a title now and I’m the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko.

File photo dated 25-04-2013 of Deontay Wilder. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 19, 2014. New WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to give Tyson Fury a shot at the world title. See PA story BOXING Fury. Photo credit should read Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

File photo dated 25-04-2013 of Deontay Wilder. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 19, 2014. New WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to give Tyson Fury a shot at the world title. See PA story BOXING Fury. Photo credit should read Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

“In an ideal world I’d like to fight Klitschko first, because he’s got most of the belts and he’s the number one in the division, and then I’d like to unify all the titles against Deontay Wilder.

“Potentially, I’m three or four fights away from being the unified heavyweight champion of the world.”

The fight would be hotly-anticipated in the first instance due to the inevitable trash talking between the pair.

Fury said: “It would be the biggest selling fight with the greatest smack talk in heavyweight history.

“No other fight could come close to it. It would be pure entertainment.

“Back in the (Muhammad) Ali days, there was only one man doing the talking. The others wouldn’t talk. This is different, though.

“We can both talk, we both play the press and we are both natural born entertainers.

“That’s why it’s the biggest fight out there as far as I’m concerned. It’s not just the biggest fight in the heavyweight division, it’s the biggest fight in world boxing.”