By Edward Chaykovsky
Ever since Vitali Klitschko stepped down as the WBC heavyweight champion a few days ago, there has been a mass frenzy of contenders who are looking to get a shot at the vacant belt. The World Boxing Council has ordered Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne to fight in a rematch for the vacant title.
If Arreola and Stiverne are unable to reach an agreement, then Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30KOs), ranked at number three, would fall in line to fight for the belt. Fury (21-0, 15KOs) says, because Wilder has never fought an eliminator, he should not get the opportunity of a title shot. Fury beat Kevin Johnson in a WBC title eliminator last December.
"Deontay Wilder, he thinks he's going to get somewhere. If Deontay Wilder gets a shot at that WBC belt before me, then boxing is definitely corrupt and bent. He's still a nobody. His last fight was against Nicolai Firtha, who I beat three years ago. He's fighting people in his 30th pro fight that I was fighting in 12 fights. Why would he deserve to fight for the heavyweight title in front of me, when he hasn't won a eliminator contest or nothing. He fought a lot of bums, 30-0, and now he wants to fight for the world title. If they want him to fight for the world title, they better get behind the cube, because it's Chris Arreola, Bermane Stiverne and Tyson Fury who fought elimination contests and won. Two of us three should fight for that world title if all things are straight," Fury told One The Ropes Boxing Radio.Tags: Tyson Fury , Deontay Wilder