Boxing: Tyson Fury confirms Negotiations onging for Deontay Wilder fight


TYSON FURY has revealed he is in “deep negotiations” with Deontay Wilder over a December world title fight – and he’s fired a shot at rival Anthony Joshua to boot.

Fury made his comeback after more than two years out vs Sefer Seferi in June and is now set to face Francesco Pianeta in August, though the German is not likely to cause Fury problems.

Should he come through that, Fury will then look to jump several levels to face the ‘Bronze Bomber’ after Anthony Joshua failed to strike a deal to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Asked whether Fury would face Whyte or Chisora after the bout with Pianeta, Warren told talkSPORT: “Well, actually they’re two competitive and very good fighters but, with due respect to them, we’re actually trying to make the fight with Deontay Wilder.

“First of all we want to see what he looks like on the August 18. Hopefully, he will come through it well, but reports from the gym are that he’s looking well.

“Tyson, as he’s said himself, has been talking about Wilder in the last few weeks and it’s a fight I think the British fans would like to see.

“It wouldn’t happen in the autumn, if it happens it will be sometime in November or December.

“That’s where I would like to see him, providing he comes through okay and that’s no disrespect to anybody. He’s the lineal champion. He’s the guy who hasn’t been beaten. He lost his belt outside the ring.

And despite Anthony Joshua struggling to get a bout with Wilder, Warren reckons he can bring the American and Fury together.

He added: “I’m pretty confident we can make it happen. It takes two to make a deal and if you really want to make a deal you will make it happen.”