Deontay Wilder's 70-second stoppage of Audley Harrison this past Saturday in Sheffield, England, may not have meant that he's ready for the top contenders in the world, but the 27-year-old Alabama native did say that he'd love to return to the UK to fight Tyson Fury:
"I will come back and fight Tyson Fury, as soon as they want the fight. We’ve also talked about the (David) Price and Tony Thompson rematch, and me fighting the winner. I would love to come back (to the U.K.)."
Wilder (28-0, 28 KO) spoke glowingly of the UK hospitality on BoxNation after his easy win over Harrison, but Fury, who beat Steve Cunningham in New York two weeks ago, isn't ready to jump on the challenge, dismissing and insulting Wilder on Twitter:
"Long way to go, boy, windmilling like a bitch and knocking out an old man. Great job! Join the big queue."
Fury (21-0, 15 KO) is currently negotiating an IBF eliminator against top contender Kubrat Pulev, so there's really no way to say that he's "ducking" Wilder. Right now, Fury's career is without question higher on the ladder than where Wilder's is at, and while this may be an intriguing, international battle of the giants somewhere down the road, the time is genuinely not right for the fight.