Tyson Fury has told world heavyweight title rival Deontay Wilder to wait his turn if he wants a shot at the unified champion.
Mancunian Fury produced a fluid performance of poise and patience to snatch Wladimir Klitschko’s WBA, IBF and WBO titles in Dusseldorf on Saturday with a clear points victory.
If Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight he is going to have to wait, because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two… ding ding ding!Tyson Fury
And he looks likely to have to repeat the feat in his next fight, with Klitschko having the option of a rematch if he feels he can reverse the result.
Fury has no problem giving the 39-year-old veteran his chance, even if it is in Germany again and means any unification bout with WBC champion Wilder is put on the backburner.
“Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder?” he asked. “Let’s laugh at his name, shall we?
“Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. This man has been on top of the world and reigned for nine years.
“With Floyd Mayweather gone, Wlad took his place and I just took him out.
“So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?
“He’s a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I’m a true natural fighter. I’ve been doing it all my life.
“You get horses and dogs and it’s bred into them to be what they are, whether it’s racehorses or show dogs. And it’s bred into me to be a fighter. So, if Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight he is going to have to wait, because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two… ding ding ding!”
While Wilder may have to wait in line, David Haye will be getting nothing, according to Fury.
Haye – who lost dismally against Klitschko in July 2011 – is coming out of retirement in January to restart an assault at the title he once held and Fury now holds.
During his on-off retirement over the last three years, Haye twice pulled out of fights with Fury and the new champion is in no mood to forgive.
“Absolutely point-blank, I will say Haye will never get a chance after what he did to me,” he said in The Guardian. “I will never give him a payday. If he gets mandatory for the WBA, he can have the WBA. Let him go and fight Fred Flintstone or Joe Bloggs and make no money. Whatever title he gets mandatory for, I will vacate. Let him fight the next challenger. I’m not giving him a payday.
“I don’t care if he says I can make £10m, it’s not about money for me. I’m not here about the money, because, let’s face it, the next fight with Wladimir Klitschko is going to be for a lot of money. He is getting no opportunities from us. He is a pretender, a fraud.”