Tyson Fury reveals 2019 fight plans as Deontay Wilder rematch talks continue

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury was unfortunate to not be named heavyweight world champion the last time he faced American Deontay Wilder, and a talks of a rematch have been ongoing since the controversial first battle.

However, Fury has revealed he wants a fight in front of his own fans before he comes face-to-face with Wilder again.

"Hopefully I get a fight with Deontay Wilder in America or England; I'm not bothered where it is," the 30-year-old told BT Sport.

Fury, who went 2018 undefeated, has also stated he is willing to travel anywhere for the rematch.

"If it's in Australia or Antarctica, it wouldn't be a problem to me; wherever the fight is, we'll go."

Despite the rumours and excitement of a rematch between the Brit and American, Fury has revealed his first plan for the new year, and it doesn't involve the WBC champ.

"I'd like a homecoming fight in April, maybe in Manchester or elsewhere in the UK, and then I'd like to fight Wilder again."

Fury has placed the ball in Wilder's team court about the rematch, stating: "Whether it happens or not, it's down to them. If they want the fight, they want it; if they don't no problem to me.

"They need to redeem themselves, not me. I've done everything I should have done, I don't need to redeem myself or a second chance at glory."

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The previous clash between the two ended in controversial fashion, with Fury using his movement and footwork to win most of the rounds, however, Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title for an eighth time after knocking the Gypsy King down twice.

Despite being unsuccessful in his task to gain Wilder's title, Fury claims: "I'm the lineal heavyweight champion of the world, I don't need an alphabet title."

Being 30 years of age, Fury has won 27 of his 28 fights, including 19 knockouts, with just the one draw being in Los Angeles.

But, Fury hopes the rest of the heavyweight division play their part so he can continue his legacy.

"Hopefully there are plenty of exciting nights left in me, I'm still young at 30. I just hope everyone does the right thing and fights each other because if they don't it's pretty pointless being involved in the heavyweight division.

"Why don't we just retire if we're going to fight nobodies?"

Despite failing to beat Wilder, Fury is confident that he can avoid slipping back into depression that put his career in a downfall following his shock win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, and says he is very happy with his training coming into the new year.

"I'm gong into 2019 fit, healthy, fresh and rested. I've never done this before. Coming into January, usually I'd need to lose five stone minimum every time.

"This is new territory for me, I've finally turned the corner. It took me 30 years to get to this point where I don't need to go out and drink tons of beer or eat loads of rubbish; I'm really happy just training."

You can watch the full interview on BT Sport's No Filter Boxing YouTube channel and even more behind-the-scenes content with Tyson Fury.

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