Tyson Fury is “almost sure” Deontay Wilder will fight him for a third time despite destroying the champion inside seven rounds to claim the WBC heavyweight title.
The Briton produced a stunning performance to beat Wilder, 14 months on from their controversial draw in which the majority of observers believed Fury should have won on points.
Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American and did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before the towel came in from Wilder’s corner to confirm the 31-year-old as the winner.
The conclusive nature of the victory cast doubt over the value of Wilder’s rematch clause, with Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn immediately suggesting a unification fight against Fury needs to happen.
Fury believes he will step into the ring with Wilder once again.
“The spoils of war are fresh,” he said.
“I need to enjoy this victory and Deontay needs time to recover.
“But I’m almost sure he’ll take the rematch because he’s a dynamite puncher and he can take someone out at any time.
“With that level of danger, you can always win a fight.
“I’m sure we’ll do it again if he wants to.
“If he doesn’t want to, I’m happy with whatever my promoters say.
“Whoever’s next gets the same treatment, that’s for sure.”