Despite a recent retirement stint, it appears Tyson Fury is here to stay in the heavyweight division – and he’s willing to facing his old foe, Deontay Wilder, a fourth time.
Wilder is on the comeback trail following two successive defeats to Fury in which he lost and failed to regain his WBC Heavyweight title.
Now, fresh off the back of a first round knockout over Robert Helenius, the Alabama fighter is to face Andy Ruiz Jr to determine who will be next in line for a shot at Fury.
Should Wilder win, it will be the fourth time the pair have met in the ring. Despite that, the Champion is open to it. Fury told BT Sport his one condition for that quadrilogy to happen.
“All roads lead to The Gypsy King, and whoever wants to come to the top of the heavyweight division has to go through me first”
“Deontay Wilder is now fighting Andy Ruiz for a final eliminator to fight me. That would be amazing here at Wembley again, wouldn’t it? I’ve been over there three times now. If he wants a fourth fight he’s got to come to England. We do it at Wembley, break all records again.”
Fury being the home fighter is more than fair. In fact, despite only having two official wins, the draw when the pair first competed was highly controversial, and many fans put it down to Wilder being the champion in his own country.
‘The Gypsy King’ went on to say that fans would love to see the pair fight again, and used it as an example as to why his upcoming trilogy with Derek Chisora should not be considered a pointless fight.
“Wilder’s a phenomenal athlete, a phenomenal puncher. Here’s the thing – I beat Wilder, some people say three times some people say two and a draw … would people be interested in seeing me and him fight again for a fourth time? Yeah. Even after three defeats … I’ve beat Chisora twice. Anything can happen. How many times can you play with fire before you get burnt? We’ll see.”
Fury faces ‘Del-Boy’ on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and perhaps a Wilder bout will be waiting on the other side of the year.