By Mike Coppinger

Now that Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32KOs) is the WBC heavyweight champion, talk turned to his future fights.

First, he wants to mix it up with the braggadocios Tyson Fury (23-0, 17KOs), a fighter he seems to respect.

"I would love to fight Tyson Fury," Wilder said at the post-fight news conference. "He's doing a good job of what he's doing in boxing as far as entertaining and stuff like that. ... I think that's gonna be a big clash down the road, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. There's nothing like the big guys going at it, it's like a freak show. I can't wait on that one, I can't wait."

Fury has a stay-busy fight against Christian Hammer schedule for Feb. 28 in the U.K. After that, the path would seem to be clear for a summer matchup between the 6-foot-7 Wilder and 6-foot-9 Fury.