WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has confirmed he intends to rematch Tyson Fury, who he fought to a draw on 1 December.
“The ref Jack Reiss is an amazing ref in which I’ve had the pleasure to work with on several occasions and he did a great job,” Wilder wrote in a lengthy Instagram post reflecting on Sunday morning’s fight. “And at the end of the day, boxing wins.
“The fans are the real winner and I can’t wait for #WilderFury2. To end the controversial talk around the world once and for all!!”
WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua had his say on Wilder vs Fury and has revealed he’s willing to face both men.
“What took this fool so long?” Joshua asked on Twitter while quote tweeting a story of Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel saying they’re ‘interested’ in a unification bout. “Like we ain’t been interested?!!
“Anyway, well done Fury! They wanted to get you because they assumed you was finished!! I’ll give you a fair one when you’re ready! Either one of you!”
Meanwhile, former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has revealed a fight with undisputed welterweight king Terence Crawford is on the cards should his proposed bout with Kell Brook fail to come to fruition.
“There are other fights out there at the moment, like pound-for-pound champions, that is on the table for me,” 31-year-old Khan reportedly told Express Sport.
“And I think that’s a fight which might never, ever come in my lifetime again.
“The pound-for-pound title is back in the welterweight division.
“It’s Crawford. Crawford has the pound-for-pound title and I’ve got that fight right in front of me, so I want to take that one. It’s either that or the Kell Brook fight.”
The Bolton-born boxer added: “The Kell Brook fight is always going to be there – he’s not going to go anywhere. If I don’t fight Crawford, Crawford won’t be there again.
“That pound-for-pound title might not be there again. The world title might not be there again. There is so much in one fight.”