Date: 7th March 2015 at 10:13am
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Although it seems hugely likely that Tyson Fury will go after Wladimir Klitschko when it comes to fighting for a version of the world heavyweight crown, Deontay Wilder is intent on persuading the unbeaten British heavyweight to fight him.

The pair, since Deontay Wilder became the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, have been trading insults on Twitter, but the unbeaten American, with a record that reads 33-0 with 32 by way of knockout, wants Fury to ditch the Klitschko route and face him.

Talking to the US media, Wilder is reported as having remarked,

?He?s [Fury] already trying to go another route.

?I want him really bad. I?m tired of all the talking. It?s been three years since we?ve been doing this. I?m at the point where I?m in a no talk zone. I got what you want [the WBC heavyweight title], so you know where to find me. So let?s make it happen. Don?t go the Klitschko route; go my route.?


Will Fury be tempted?

At the moment I?d suggest not and my fear is that it might be a fight that will never happen because, unless Fury beats Klitschko, Wilder will not grant Fury a route back to the top with a blemish on his record.