TYSON FURY will demand his promoters and managerial team secure a rematch against Deontay Wilder for his next fight.
Wilder, 33, and Fury, 30, have unfinished business after their December thriller ended in a contentious split decision draw, with the Brit unlucky not to claim the WBC world title.
The rematch looked set for May – only for Fury to sign a shock £80million deal with legendary promoter Bob Arum that will see the Gypsy King box on ESPN in the US.
Despite suggestions the rematch could be put off due to broadcasting dilemmas, Wilder, who regularly fights on Showtime, insisted he is a free agent and could in fact fight Fury on ESPN.
Speaking to IFL TV, Fury revealed he must face Wilder in his next fight, and will instruct promoters Frank Warren and Arum to agree a deal with The Bronze Bomber.
Fury said: “I’ve signed with the biggest promotion team in the world, ESPN, biggest TV network in the world bare none. They can make the big fights happen.
“I ain’t interested in fighting number 10, number eight, number three, number two – I only want the best.
“So I want Deontay Wilder next – I don’t want to fight Fred Flintstone, Joe Bloggs or anybody else.
“Deontay “The Bronze “Bomber” Wilder, AKA “The Big Dosser”. That’s who I want.
“I’m going to make (Wilder) my next fight, I’m going to get Bob Arum, and Frank on the phone, and MTK Global and I’m going to say ‘Get the Wilder fight done, let’s make it happen’.”
Looking ahead Fury then revealed he wants to give countrymen Dillian Whyte, 30, a shot at the title if he is to rematch, and beat WBC king Wilder.
The Gypsy King claimed promoter Eddie Hearn and WBA, IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua offered Whyte unacceptable deals because they “don’t want to fight”.
Fury said: “I blame Eddie Hearn for the fights not happening to be honest, it’s not Dillian, Dillian wants to fight anybody, he’s the most improved fighter over the past two years.
“He deserves a world title shot for sure, and when I beat Wilder in my next fight, I’ll give (Whyte) the shot, no problem.
“I’m not a s***house, I’m a man of my word, if I beat Wilder in my next fight – when I beat Wilder, (Whyte) can be next.
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“Because AJ ain’t going to fight you, because he’s a s***house. If he would have fought you, they’d offer you proper money, to fight, and then you would’ve fought.
“But he ain’t going to offer you the money, because they don’t want to fight, just like they didn’t offer me great deal, it was s*** – and that’s why the fight ain’t happening.”