Deontay Wilder eager for Tyson Fury bout once he makes America proud

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Deontay Wilder is not yet the world heavyweight champion his country has been waiting more than eight years for but on the eve of his challenge for Bermane Stiverne’s WBC belt in Las Vegas on Saturday night the unbeaten prospect from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was already inviting Tyson Fury to share a ring with him in the UK later this year.

“Definitely,” Wilder said when asked if he would entertain Fury before the Mancunian gets his mandatory shot at the division’s long-time ruler, Wladimir Klitschko. This would be quite a shift in plans for Fury, who stopped Dereck Chisora to earn his shot at Klitschko but who now might challenge a fighter he resembles more closely in both personality and style.

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