Fury impressed with Wilder

Tyson Fury admitted he was impressed with the way Deontay Wilder dealt with Artur Szpilka in New York earlier this month. 

The undefeated American earned his 35th knockout win in his 36th bout in the ninth round of the contest on January 16.

“I was very impressed…I think he’s an awesome fighter and I think it’s going to be a very good victory when I beat him,” quipped Fury on Sky Sports.

“He was troubled and the guy was awkward. What can I say? He got the job done and I can’t wait to fight the guy.

“That’s the fight I really want. I want to get through Wladimir and then take out Deontay. I’m not interested in fighting bums to make a few pounds. I want to fight the best in the division.

“It wouldn’t be a hard fight to sell. I know that with me and him in the ring there’s going to be one thing – a knockout. A million per cent. It could be me or him, whoever lands first with a big punch it’s game over. Heavyweight boxing is a unique sport. One punch and it’s over.”

Fury will face former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch that could take place in the UAE this year.

However, the Englishman indicated he doesn’t care too much about where the fight takes place.

“I’d like to fight at Old Trafford but I’m not really too bothered,” he said.

“Anywhere in the world, I’ll fight Klitschko again. He was no good to me in his own back garden with his own fans, so he’s no good to me anywhere in the world.”