Fury eyes ti­tle fight in Manch­ester

South Wales Echo - - Sport -

TYSON Fury has hinted he would like a po­ten­tial re­match with Deon­tay Wilder to take place at Old Traf­ford.

The 30-year-old drew with Wilder in Los An­ge­les on Satur­day in his bid to win the WBC heavy­weight ti­tle from the Amer­i­can.

Manch­ester-born Fury was in at­ten­dance at Old Traf­ford as Manch­ester United drew 2-2 with Arse­nal on Wed­nes­day in the Premier League.

Speak­ing to BT Sport, he said: “Frank War­ren (his pro­moter) said Arse­nal but I said ‘No, let’s have it at Old Traf­ford’. Hope­fully we can have it here in the sum­mer.”

Fury was de­nied one of the great­est come­backs in box­ing his­tory af­ter scores of 115-111, 112-114 and 113-113 last week­end.

He im­pres­sively out-boxed the cham­pion, al­though Wilder re­tained the ti­tle hav­ing knocked the Bri­ton down in the ninth round, and again in the 12th.

And Wilder has said he is will­ing to fight Fury again, de­spite the pos­si­bil­ity of fac­ing An­thony Joshua in a uni­fi­ca­tion bout early next year.

“I’m ready when­ever he’s ready”, he said.

“I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all,” Wilder said in a con­fer­ence call re­ported by the As­so­ci­ated Press.

“I don’t want any other fights to hap­pen be­tween him and I (meet­ing again).”

Fury had ap­peared out cold, but he re­turned to his feet and re­cov­ered enough to sur­vive to the fi­nal bell.

“I saw his eyes roll slowly in the back of his head,” Wilder said. “Many peo­ple felt that should have been waved off. Nine out of 10 refs would have waved that off.”

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