Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison has revealed that he would prefer WBC champion Deontay Wider to face off against Anthony Joshua next, instead of facing the ‘Gypsy King’ for a second time, talkSPORT report.
After fights against Sefer Sefri and Francesco Pianeta in the summer, Fury took on Wilder in Los Angeles earlier this month, with the bout ending in a controversial split draw.
The WBC have since sanctioned an immediate second fight between Wilder and Fury, however, the pair may not face off against each other immediately, with Joshua showing interest in a clash with the American.
Joshua’s last outing inside the ring came back in September, with the Brit brushing aside Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium.
Joshua also has the national venue booked out again for April, with Dillian Whyte and Wilder the favourites to face the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO champion next year.
And when asked whether or not a rematch between Fury and Wilder is likely, trainer Davison said:
No, not really because we have to have a look at a lot of things.
Going over there again is obviously a big risk, like we’ve already seen.
Or do we do it over here. And if we do it over here it’d have to be a stadium fight, which would probably be in the summer, which probably means that Tyson needs to get out before then.
Davison then went on to admit that be feels Joshua and Wilder should face each other next, with the winner taking on Fury.
What do I personally think myself? I think that Tyson’s been out of the ring for two and a half years and stepped in to fight one of these two men.
I think that those two need to get it on now. It’s been three years and they’ve not managed to get a fight organised between the pair of them.
I think them two need to fight and Tyson will fight the winner of that, that’s how I think it should be made.