Tyson Fury Calls Himself ‘Best Heavyweight of His Time’ After Deontay Wilder’s Win
I’m the best! Tyson Fury bills himself as ‘best heavyweight of his time’ after being bulldozed by Deontay Wilder to retain WBC championship
- Tyson Fury declares himself ‘best heavyweight of his time’ in Las Vegas
- The Gypsy King, 33, defeated Deontay Wilder, 35, to retain his world title
- Undefeated Fury believes he is way ahead of his closest rivals
- The Brit is expected to face Dillian Whyte or Otto Wallin next year
Tyson Fury proclaimed himself ‘best heavyweight of his time’ after retaining his WBC title with an 11th round knockout of Deontay Wilder here on Saturday.
Fury said, “When it comes down to it, every time I’ve delivered. I can only be the best of my day, I did: I’m the best fighter of my time.
“Without sounding too sharp and smart, I believe I can beat any man in history, any man born, I think I have a very good chance of beating him.”
Tyson Fury declares himself ‘best heavyweight of his time’ after his devastating win
The Gypsy King, 33, bulldozed Deontay Wilder to keep his WBC championship
But the Gypsy King will have to work quickly if he is to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
He has been given 30 days by the WBC to put on a title uniform for the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Olexsandr Usyk for the other big belts.
Otherwise, he will be ordered to defend his WBC belt in a less meaningful fight against Dillian Whyte or Otto Wallin, who clash later this month. The deadline seems unrealistic. It would oblige him to make tentative deals with Joshua and Usyk.
Fury could threaten to relinquish his title. Alternatively, co-promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren are expected to raise an offer of put aside money already on the table for Joshua so that Fury can go straight to Usyk.
Wilder, meanwhile, was released from hospital on Saturday night after being treated for a broken hand.
Undefeated Fury is confident none of his heavyweight rivals can topple him in his career