Wladimir Klitschko would like a chance to unify all the heavyweight titles before calling it quits, and that puts Deontay Wilder right into his crosshairs. Wilder won the WBC title by beating Bermane Stiverne at the top of the year and just defended his title by knocking out Eric Molina this past weekend.
Wladimir, on the other hand, currently holds the WBO, WBA, IBF, and Ring Magazine titles but has never held the WBC title because it's a belt that his brother Vitali used to own. Now that Vitali's retired, Wladimir sees a chance get all the straps.
A potential meeting between Klitschko and Wilder would obviously make for a good heavyweight showdown, something we haven't seen in quite some time. Thus should it come together, the fight would be expected to be an easy sell.
"Obviously he is one of my target opponents since he's holding the title that I've never had before," Klitschko told Ringside.
"I definitely want to unify all the belts, but it's not a must. If that's not going to work, I'll still be the heavyweight champion of the world. It's not a must, but it would be nice to unify that belt that Deontay Wilder holds," he added.
In the meantime, Klitschko is still negotiating a fight with Tyson Fury for a fight in Europe this fall and Wilder has Alexander Povetkin as his mandatory challenger.