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Hughie Fury wants a shot at Deontay Wilder later this year

Fury questions Wilder’s level of opposition since becoming champion.

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While Hughie Fury prepares take challenge WBO champion Joseph Parker on May 6 in New Zealand, he already mentions that he’s open to taking on WBC champion Deontay Wilder in his very next outing should he emerge victorious. Fury had be targeted for a Wilder fight in the past, but negotiations never reached the finish line which has delayed the match-up thus far.

And Fury says that despite Wilder’s stellar looking record on paper, he, like many fans, haven’t been overly impressed with a number of the title defenses Wilder has made to date, telling WBN:

“I wanted to fight Wilder next but for one reason or another the fight didn’t happen but 100% I want to fight him later this year,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.

“To be honest, you would have thought Wilder would have taken on better opposition than what he has since becoming champion, he’s just fought the up-and-coming fighters.”

Tell me, fans, do you think the younger Fury could pose any real threat to Deontay Wilder? Is that a fight you’d like to see happen?

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