Deontay Wilder hasn’t beaten Tyson Fury in any of their three meetings but would still like to fight the Brit again, according to one of the American’s co-managers.
The pair have come together on three occasions, the first ending in an acrimonious draw before the Gypsy King produced knockouts in their second and third meetings to defend his WBC world heavyweight title.
Despite tasting defeat twice at the hands of the Gypsy King, and needing surgery after breaking his right hand in that incredible trilogy fight in Las Vegas, Wilder’s co-manager reckons the Bronze Bomber would jump at the chance of a fourth bout – but warned there might not be much public demand for it at the moment.
Shelly Finkel said the “big fights” will motivate Wilder to come back stronger from his defeat and injury in 2022.
He told The Sun : “It’s not on the drawing board now, but he would love to get Fury back again.
“I don’t think people want to see that right now, some of the other fights have to find their way through and then that can be a possibility.
“Because at the end of the day, aside from the winner from the Usyk and Joshua fight, there aren’t many big fights for Fury either.”
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Meanwhile, Finkel has also said that Joshua could be an opponent for Wilder once he has recovered from his hand injury.
The American is set to go under the knife next week, and his co-manager gave an update on his client’s condition.
“He’s doing well, he gives all credit to Fury to perform the way he did,” Finkel said.
“But early in the fight Deontay, probably around the third round, when he got hit, he got hit by the ear and it threw his equilibrium off.
“And I was watching and I said, ‘What happened to his legs?’ Because he trained so hard.
“He also, somewhere in the middle rounds, broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week.
“He has to have surgery, the knuckle is OK, it’s the bone behind the knuckle that broke.”