Fury stated no one can touch him right now and called Wilder the ‘second baddest man on the planet’
Deontay Wilder looked at the top of his game in New York last night as he dispatched Dominic Breazeale in the first round of his WBC heavyweight title defence.
Wilder, 33, sent a clear message to the rest of the heavyweight division where UK stars like Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury lurk waiting for their shot.
Joshua has the chance to respond on June 1 in just two weeks time when he takes on Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden.
The only man to face Wilder and survive is Fury. The two engaged in a draw last December, that many felt Fury actually won, and a rematch seems inevitable at some point.
Fury, through his promoter Frank Warren, posted a video this morning on Wilder’s dominating win and he claimed the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is now the ‘second baddest man on the planet’
He did, however, reserve some praise for Wilder and said he would defeat Whyte and Joshua. Take a look:
Speaking after his victory, Wilder did give fans some hope that future mega bouts with the aforementioned names could happen sooner rather than later.
“All parties involved are talking,” Wilder told Showtime. “There’s too many people and opinions involved. It will take our teams to sit down, handle things, squash everything and get it done for the fans.
“The big fights will happen the way we all benefit. We risk our lives in here, so let us get our time to iron out our differences and you guys will know when it happens.”