Tyson Fury targets ‘biggest fight in world boxing’ with Deontay Wilder | Sport

Tyson Fury set his sights on a lucrative rematch with Deontay Wilder after excelling in his first fight in Las Vegas to stop Tom Schwarz in two rounds.

Fury revealed that he is scheduled to fight again on 21 September or 5 October in New York, and that the rematch with Wilder, the WBC champion, will then become his priority in the first half of 2020.

Fury and Wilder fought last December and the American retained his title on a split draw. Fury felt he had won that fight.

“Deontay Wilder is coming,” Fury said. “This fight is happening. There were three horses in the heavyweight division; now there’s two.

“I already beat him once so I’ll beat him again, and he’s going to get a fully match-fit, sharp Tyson Fury. It’s the biggest fight in world boxing, and the biggest we’ll see for the next few years. It doesn’t get any bigger.

“It’ll be brilliant to fight in New York [before then]. I wanted to show a few things to the American public, to introduce myself properly. I showed a little bit of speed, boxing skill, my ability to slip and slide out of the way of punches and my ability to finish, which is important.”

Fury’s victory over the previously undefeated Schwarz comes two weeks after Anthony Joshua was beaten in New York by Andy Ruiz Jr.

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“We saw a British fighter travel to America a couple of weeks ago and he didn’t look like he wanted to be in there,” Fury said. “This was Tyson Fury in Las Vegas; the biggest thing that’s happened in my career so far.

“Driving over in the car with my wife, I said: ‘I think we’ve made it, Paris. We’re headlining in Vegas, this is it.’ I enjoyed every minute of it.”

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