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Deontay Wilder Calls For Tyson Fury To ‘Step Aside’ So He Can Challenge 'AJ' Or Andy Ruiz Jr

Deontay Wilder Calls For Tyson Fury To ‘Step Aside’ So He Can Challenge 'AJ' Or Andy Ruiz Jr

Deontay Wilder has demanded Tyson Fury 'step to one side' and allow him to face Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr in an undisputed heavyweight title clash.

The Mexican-American Ruiz, 29, is set to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles against 'AJ' in a rematch on 7th December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

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But WBC champ Wilder, 33, believes that Fury would be ready to postpone their hotly anticipated rematch in the hopes of challenging for the undisputed crown.

He told 78SportsTV: "I would want him to step aside, which I think he would do anyway.

"I think he would, but I would want him to do it as well, to give a unification.

"One champion, one face, one name. That has never left my mind."

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Wilder and Fury are slated to have their rematch in early 2020, with the 31-year-old Brit superstar saying that the bout is slated for 22nd February in Las Vegas.

The 'Gypsy King' is scheduled to fight against little-known Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on 14th September, while Wilder is targeting a rematch with Luis Ortiz for his final fight of 2019.

But the KO artist questioned if Fury wanted to fight him again and called for him to step aside if there was a clear path to a unification bout.

The 'Bronze Bomber' explained: "In my opinion, I don't feel Fury wants to fight me again anyway...

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"If this opportunity comes about, I think Fury will pass up his opportunity, he would want me to fight for the unification, and then come back and fight him.

"He ain't really no king, he don't have a title. I revived his career for him, you're welcome.

"Now, if that happens, Fury, step aside."

The WBC kingpin last month revealed that he already has plans for the next three opponents that he wants to step in the ring with.

Should Fury step aside as Wilder suggested?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Boxing, Destroyer, AJ, Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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