Wilder: Fury Would Step Aside For Unification
Up until this past weekend, Deontay Wilder’s path seemed fairly clear: Rematch with Luis Ortiz, a rematch with Tyson Fury, and then unifying the world heavyweight championships.
Now, it seems steps two and three may switch.
Wilder, who holds the WBC world heavyweight crown, believes if he defeats Luis Ortiz later this year, believes Fury is not interested in a rematch in early 2020, and would step aside so the Alabama born boxer would face current unified world champion Andy Ruiz Jr or former champion and Ruiz’s December 7th opponent, Anthony Joshua.
“I would want him to step aside, which I think he would do anyway,” Wilder told 78 SPORTS TV, according to Metro.
“I think he would, but I would want him to do it as well, to give a unification,” Wilder continued.
“One champion, one face, one name. That has never left my mind. In my opinion, I don’t feel Fury wants to fight me again anyway… If this opportunity comes about, I think Fury will pass up his opportunity, he would want me to fight for the unification, and then come back and fight him. He ain’t really no king, he don’t have a title. I revived his career for him, you’re welcome. Now if that happens [the chance to unify with the Ruiz-Joshua winner], Fury, step aside.”
Report: Metro UK