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Wilder plans on taking Klitschko's belts in 2016

Deontay Wilder says he's planning on a huge unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko next year, where he says he'll become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

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Deontay Wilder has some grand plans for the heavyweight division as well as himself, but first he and Wladimir Klitschko have to get their mandatory defenses out of the way. Klitschko has been rescheduled to fight Tyson Fury on November 28th after sustaining a leg injury and the WBC has said that Wilder's next fight must be against his mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin.

The problem for Wilder is that Povetkin already has a fight scheduled fight with Mariusz Wach on Nov. 4th and WIlder and his team don't think they should have to wait on Povetkin to keep an active schedule. Truth is, waiting a month isn't all that long, but his team seems to want to get moving on his next fight right away. It doesn't seem that the WBC will sanction that route though, as they insist that he needs to make his mandatory defense in his next outing.

So should Wilder takes care of that business, and if Klitschko takes care of Fury, Wilder sees a big unification fight being set up in 2016.

"Hopefully, Klitschko and I can fight sometime in the next year. We've got to get these mandatories out of the way first, so people have to stay patient. The key is to stay patient. This is a process and a business," said Wilder.

"That fight will surely come around as long as I keep winning, which I will, and as long as he keeps winning. That fight should come around real soon and we'll have an undisputed world heavyweight champion, which will be me."

Although some people question Wilder's chin, and experience against top-flight fighters, Wilder believes he knows what's in store with Klitschko as he's met him in the ring before.

"Klitschko and I have sparred before. I'm the younger guy and the more time that goes by, that's an advantage for me," he stated. "Each and every fight, I prove a little bit more about what people don't know about me."

Tell me fans, do you believe Wilder will be ready for Wladimir Klitschko next year, assuming he gets past Tyson Fury and Wilder deals with Povetkin? How many of you would favor Wilder to take out the long-reigning heavyweight champ?

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