Should Tyson Fury defeat Deontay Wilder when they meet again on February 22, he’d become the WBC heavyweight champion.
In that case, it will matter to him greatly what happens in the Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua rematch for the rest of the heavyweight belts.
The Gypsy King defeated Otto Wallin in a 12 round war on Saturday night in Las Vegas and now has his sights set on the Bronze Bomber once more.
His father John Fury noted in the BT Sport studio while covering the card that Tyson’s goal is to unify the division. As it stands, that means a date down the line with Ruiz Jr.
The two have already exchanged words in the past week with the first-ever Mexican-American heavyweight champion taking exception to Fury donning himself an “honourary Mexican” as he fought on their independence weekend.
Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take Ruiz Jr long to tweet about what he saw in Fury’s fight with Wallin.
Ruiz Jr has clearly taken a lot of confidence from Wallin’s effort against Fury, but there is still a long way to go before the two men can meet.
It will probably be at least a year before any unification fight can happen for the heavyweights, at least.