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Tyson Fury: I’ll fight Stipe Miocic in a boxing match if he wants it

Could another novelty fight be on the way?

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Fresh off the heels of KSI vs Logan Paul, Tyson Fury is already fanning the flames for another potential novelty fight. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic mentioned that he’d be interested in fighting Tyson Fury, and Fury jumped all over it.

“Stipe says he wants to box me -- that would be a good fight for sure,” Fury said through management company MTK Global on Tuesday. “After I get [Deontay] Wilder out of the way, I’ll fight Stipe in a boxing match if he wants it. It would be a big crossover fight like [Floyd] Mayweather and [Conor] McGregor. I’m open to that fight, so he should come and see me. It would be the same outcome for any of them. They’ll all get smashed.”

Whatever the potential for this to come actually come together, Fury first has to take care of business with Wilder, whom he’s contractually obligated to rematch. That’s rematch is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020. And before that happens, Wilder needs to handle Luis Ortiz on November 23 — which by all current expectations shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

So a lot could happen between now and then, but based on recent history the thought of a Fury-Miocic fight isn’t farfetched.

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