WORLD heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has taken to social media – again – to lay out his plans for the banner division.
He intends to rematch Wladimir Klitschko in October before meeting IBF champion Anthony Joshua in March 2017 and finally fighting WBC boss Deontay Wilder next summer.
This year oct bitch Wlad. March 2017
weightlifter AJ, summer 2017 hollow wilder, let’s make this happen, let’s dance, pussys,
— #Gypsyking (@Tyson_Fury) August 14, 2016
The proposed date for his long-awaited return with Klitschko is October 29, though nothing has been confirmed since Fury injured his ankle, scuppering the initial July 9 date.
The Wilmslow giant was charged with having banned substances in his system by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) earlier this year and faces a hearing pending further investigation. He denies the allegations. For now, he is free to box and an announcement on the rescheduled Klitschko fight is expected soon.
Provided he once again topples the Ukrainian, Fury wants to unify the division – starting with Joshua, who dethroned Charles Martin – who won the vacant title after it was stripped from Fury – at the start of the year.
Soon after he beat Klitschko, Fury travelled to America and confronted Wilder after the WBC champion had knocked out Artur Szpilka.
However with his injury and the drug allegations, Fury has not boxed since his historic win over Klitschko in November. In fact, earlier today he also tweeted a message hinting at retirement, signing off saying ‘farewell’ – though the tweet has since been deleted.
Joshua is expected to box in November, with Kubrat Pulev and Bermane Stiverne in the mix, while his mandatory challenger Joseph Parker will also get his shot some time in the coming months.
Wilder looks to be side-lined through injury for the rest of 2016 after badly injuring his hand and bicep during his recent win over Chris Arreola.