Deontay Wilder is eyeing a unification bout after his next fight with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder insisted that he wants to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion against Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr in 2020.
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Wilder retained his WBC belt and his unbeaten record by stopping Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their rematch on Saturday night, and immediately looked ahead to staging two stellar fights.
«Next, we have Tyson Fury in the rematch,» Wilder said. «The schedule is set for February so we’ll see.
«After that, I’m looking for a unification bout. I want one champion, one face, one name. He goes by the name of Deontay Wilder.
«I want a unification bout with the winner.
0:47 Wilder KOs Ortiz
«The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around. There should just be one champion. I’m the perfect man for that job.»
Joshua plans to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Ruiz Jr in two weeks on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Before any undisputed title fight, Wilder aims to readdress his rivalry with Fury — they fought to a thrilling draw a year ago.
Wilder had struggled to keep pace with Ortiz for much of their rematch on Saturday night until the knockout moment.
But he reacted: «I was very confident in my ability and my skill.
«It was a game-plan. I saw him getting tired and wearing down. When that point came, I had my range and my timing, bam baby. Goodnight.»
Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua is on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office — the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight championships are on the line.