Promoter Lou DiBella considers Tyson Fury (25-0, 18KOs) to be the most financially attractive heavyweight opponent in the division.
Fury became the man last November in Germany, when he captured the WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF heavyweight titles with a huge upset decision of longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko.
While there is no promotional contract in place, DiBella has been the promoter of record for WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
In January of this year, Fury traveled to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. New York and confronted Wilder (36-0, 35KOs) following his fight with Artur Szpilka.
Fury is training for a rematch with Klitschko on July 9th. If he beats Klitschko again, DiBella feels the sky is the limit for the Gypsy King.
“He beat the man. He beat a future Hall of Famer. If he wins again, he might be the biggest fight for every other heavyweight out there. If he beats Klitschko again, what’s a bigger fight for Wilder than Fury? What’s a bigger fight for Anthony Joshua than Fury? What’s a bigger fight for David Haye than Fury? If he beats Klitschko again, I think he’s the golden goose,” DiBella told Sky Sports.
“There’s no question [Wilder vs Fury] is a potential fight, but Fury has to get past Klitschko.
In recent weeks, Fury has claimed that he’s out of shape, had a falling out with uncle/head trainer Peter Fury and claimed to have been knocked down in sparring by a cruiserweight.
DiBella is not taking Fury’s bait and believes he is playing mind games.
“Tyson is crazy as a fox and I don’t buy into him being a fat, out-of-shape guy. I expect, when he gets in the ring, he’ll be in good shape. He’s compelling as a personality. If Fury beats Klitschko again, [Fury vs Wilder] is an immense fight. It’s certainly one that would be of huge interest in the US, in the UK, and worldwide. Two guys that are promotable and colourful, and a hell of a fight,” DiBella said.
Wilder is looking to return in the summer, with DiBella going over the opponents.