Feature | Jan 20 2015

Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder is a big hype job but fight with him would be the biggest in boxing

Tyson Fury looking forward to the chance to expose new WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

EUROPEAN heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has expressed his delight at seeing Deontay Wilder lift the WBC world heavyweight title last weekend and now seeks to dethrone the heavy-handed American later this year.

Wilder outboxed Bermane Stiverne for 12 rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday night and, in doing so, became America’s first world heavyweight champion to be crowned since 2006. Fury, who boxes Christian Hammer on February 28 at London’s O2 Arena, couldn’t have been happier with how it all worked out.

“It was big man versus little man and the big man boxed tall, just as I did against Dereck Chisora,” he said. “He outboxed the smaller man with ease.