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Tyson Fury reacts on Twitter to Deontay Wilder's devastating Bermane Stiverne knockout

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The main focus of the boxing world in the past few weeks has been on the heavyweight division.

Firstly, Anthony Joshua continued his unbeaten professional record against Carlos Takam in Cardiff, recording yet another TKO to take him to 20-0.

Then, out of the blue, Tyson Fury announced that he was planning to make a return to the ring, with the 2012 Olympic champions his primary target for what would arguably be the biggest British fight in history.

On Saturday evening, the other major heavyweight, Deontay Wilder, further enhanced his reputation with a devastating first-round knockout versus Bermane Stiverne.

The Bronze Bomber is another target for Fury and the American actually declared a state of war with Joshua, with a unification fight between the two champions almost a certainty in 2018.

FURY V WILDER

But, Fury is targeting a fight with the 38-0 WBC champion and you may remember he called him out in the ring back in 2016 before he announced his retirement.

The two clearly don't like each other and Fury has simply added more fuel to the fire by posting a very salty tweet following Wilder's devastating knockout.

To say it is a low blow would be a bit of an understatement.

FURY'S MESSAGE TO WILDER

Ouch, and to be fair, the 'Gypsy King' does have a point, with Wilder not having fought anyone of significant clout in his career.

Even Joshua can lay claim to fighting and beating the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in Cardiff, wth Fury mirroring the feat a year before in Dusseldorf.

FURY ON POTENTIAL WILDER & AJ FIGHTS

"I promised [Wilder] a fight in Sheffield - before I jumped in the ring in New York we were at a small show in Sheffield," Fury exclusively told Sky Sports.

"[British heavyweight] Richards Towers was there with Wilder. I was in the crowd and thought: 'I'll build this fight now, five years before it happens'.

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

"I got on the microphone and said: 'There's a guy in here now who will be the next heavyweight champion'.

"I got everyone to give him a big scream, and it kicked off from there. We've had a lot of back-and-forth. He doesn't like me and I don't like him. That's boxing.

"But there's only one way to settle it, and that's to get in the ring and have a fight about it. May the best man win. There's no frills or spills, it's not rocket science."

FURY WANTS 'EVER-LASTING GLORY

Boxing at Manchester Arena

"There are only a couple of men that stand between me and everlasting glory," Fury said. "If I beat AJ and Wilder that means I'm the dominant heavyweight of my era.

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Topics:
Boxing
Tyson Fury
David Haye
Wladamir Klitschko
Tony Bellew
Anthony Joshua
Vitali Klitschko

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