Aegis Klimas, manager of WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA champion Alexander Usyk, says that Deontay Wilder is definitely a real option for his next fight.
Wilder, the former WBC world champion, will return to the ring on October 15 when he faces Robert Helenius at the Barclays Center in Las Vegas.
Usyk won twelve rounds in their rematch in August when he defeated Anthony Joshua.
The Ukrainian boxer wants to fight the current WBC champion Tyson Fury in the first quarter of 2023.
However, Fury will try to stay busy with a fight on December 3 – possibly against Joshua.
“Hopefully everything will line up [with the Fury fight] and we will see,” manager Usyk Klimas told Talk Sport.
“I hear [Fury] He wants to fight on December 3, which we have no big problem with. But on the other hand, it’s boxing and things like breaking arms, breaking legs and things like that happen, so it’s hard to predict, but fingers crossed we get ready. From our side, we are 100 percent ready, so don’t blame our team if the fight doesn’t happen.”
However, if for some reason Fury is not available to fight early next year, then Usyk will turn his attention to Wilder – provided he beats Helenius.
“It’s a very possible fight,” Klimas said, “and actually, [Usyk] called “if Fury is not available and we don’t fight Fury, I would like to fight Deontay Wilder.” So I asked him why and he said ‘because he’s a dangerous fighter and I like that’.”
Wilder’s two defeats came at the hands of the same fighter, Tyson Fury. In his dramatic trilogy, Wilder scored four knockouts on Fury.