Tyson Fury has opened up about a potential showdown against Deontay Wilder in a repeat of last year's controversial split decision draw.
The two heavyweights were set to come to blows for a second time in this year, but hopes of that happening took a huge knock as Wilder announced his showdown against Dominic Breazeale before Fury, who signed with Top Rank, revealed his upcoming bout against Tom Schwarz in June.
Former cruiserweight champion turned TV pundit, Johnny Nelson, has since revealed that the two boxers are eager to fight each other once more despite conflicting reports.
“I spoke to Tyson Fury on the phone last night and he said ‘I’ll tell you now, it’s not the fighters that don’t want to fight, its the business men behind it,’ Nelson told iFL TV.
“He gave credit where credit was due. He didn’t say ‘Deontay Wilder doesn’t want to fight me or Anthony Joshua doesn’t want to fight me, it’s the business men behind it.’”
Fury then told Nelson that he believes a rematch will take place this year: "Yes he did, he believes it will happen next. He believes it will happen after the Breazeale fight.
“As far as he’s concerned he was obligated to fight Breazeale."