Fury eyes title fight in Manchester
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.”