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Tyson Fury: It would be ‘a sin’ for me, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua not to all fight each other

Tyson Fury says it would be ‘a sin’ for he, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder not to all fight each other as it is the only way to determine who is the true undisputed champion of the heavyweight division.

Fury was speaking ahead of his 1 December WBC World Heavyweight Championship bout with Wilder in California, with a shot against unified champion Joshua in the offing for the winner.

Negotiations between Eddie Hearn and Wilder’s team have already begun for a potential bout on 13 April with Anthony Joshua, assuming the American can defeat Fury. However, if Fury were to dethrone Wilder a rematch clause would scupper such plans.

“I’m not sure. People will always have an opinion on who is better, it is not up to me,” Fury said of the debate.


Every single one of Tyson Fury’s professional fights





1/29 Every single one of Tyson Fury’s professional fights

2/29 Béla Gyöngyösi, TKO (R1) 2:14

3/29 Marcel Zeller, TKO (R3) 2:50

4/29 Daniil Peretyatko, TKO (R2) 3:00

5/29 Lee Swaby, TKO (R4) 3:00

6/29 Matthew Ellis, KO (R1) 0:48

7/29 Scott Belshaw, TKO (R2) 0:52

8/29 Aleksandrs Selezens, TKO (R3) 0:48

9/29 John McDermott, PTS

10/29 Tomas Mrazek, PTS

11/29 Hans-Joerg Blasko, TKO (R1) 2:14

12/29 John McDermott, TKO (R9) 1:08

13/29 Rich Power, PTS

14/29 Zack Page, UD

15/29 Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, KO (R5) 2:48

16/29 Dereck Chisora, UD

17/29 Nicolai Firtha, TKO (R5) 2:19

18/29 Neven Pajkic, TKO (R3) 2:44

19/29 Martin Rogan, TKO (R5) 3:00

20/29 Vinny Maddalone, TKO (R5) 1:35

21/29 Kevin Johnson, UD

22/29 Steve Cunningham, KO (R7) 2:55

23/29 Joey Abell, TKO (R4) 1:48

24/29 Dereck Chisora, RTD (R10) 3:00

25/29 Christian Hammer, RTD (R8) 3:00

26/29 Wladimir Klitschko, UD

27/29 Sefer Seferi, RTD (R4) 3:00

28/29 Francesco Pianeta, UD

29/29 Deontay Wilder, December 1

1/29 Every single one of Tyson Fury’s professional fights

2/29 Béla Gyöngyösi, TKO (R1) 2:14

3/29 Marcel Zeller, TKO (R3) 2:50

4/29 Daniil Peretyatko, TKO (R2) 3:00

5/29 Lee Swaby, TKO (R4) 3:00

6/29 Matthew Ellis, KO (R1) 0:48

7/29 Scott Belshaw, TKO (R2) 0:52

8/29 Aleksandrs Selezens, TKO (R3) 0:48

9/29 John McDermott, PTS

10/29 Tomas Mrazek, PTS

11/29 Hans-Joerg Blasko, TKO (R1) 2:14

12/29 John McDermott, TKO (R9) 1:08

13/29 Rich Power, PTS

14/29 Zack Page, UD

15/29 Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, KO (R5) 2:48

16/29 Dereck Chisora, UD

17/29 Nicolai Firtha, TKO (R5) 2:19

18/29 Neven Pajkic, TKO (R3) 2:44

19/29 Martin Rogan, TKO (R5) 3:00

20/29 Vinny Maddalone, TKO (R5) 1:35

21/29 Kevin Johnson, UD

22/29 Steve Cunningham, KO (R7) 2:55

23/29 Joey Abell, TKO (R4) 1:48

24/29 Dereck Chisora, RTD (R10) 3:00

25/29 Christian Hammer, RTD (R8) 3:00

26/29 Wladimir Klitschko, UD

27/29 Sefer Seferi, RTD (R4) 3:00

28/29 Francesco Pianeta, UD

29/29 Deontay Wilder, December 1

“But it would be a sin not to fight each other and all get in the mix. It is going to be an exciting time.

“Who is the best we will find out when we all fight each other.”

Fury played down the magnitude of travelling to away soil to face the undefeated Alabaman, who has knocked out every opponent he has ever faced in the pro ranks.

However, he did admit that beating Wilder to crown what is already a remarkable comeback would surpass his shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany three years ago.  

“I’m hoping it is going to be the biggest fight of my life, that’s what I’m preparing for. If it is anything less it will be easy for me,” Fury continued.

“I’m happy it is here. It gets me on the road again and I’ve become a road warrior.

“We could have had this at Old Trafford and sold 75,000 tickets. I think it doesn’t really matter where the fight is going to be, the outcome is going to be the same.

“If you are good enough you win, if not you are going to lose. It makes it all the more sweeter when I win in someone else’s backyard.”

Fury also touched on the surprise inclusion of legendary trainer Freddie Roach into his corner on fight night. Fury already has a head trainer in Ben Davison but both Roach and Ricky Hatton will work with him for the fight too. 

“He’s given us good pointers,” Fury added. “He can give us some good experience. Whatever Freddie wants to do he will do. He’s his own man.

“It is always good to have experience and a wise head in your corner and it will be to my advantage.”

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