Fury wants to become undisputed heavyweight champ in three fights

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Tyson Fury is planning a three-fight series that will see him unify the heavyweight division.

The current lineal, WBA, and WBO champion is preparing for his refixed rematch with deposed Ukrainian kingpin Wladimir Klitschko this Autumn.

Following this bout, believed to be on October 29th in Manchester, the former Irish champ then wants immediate clashes with the division’s other two recognised champs, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Fury became heavyweight champion last November in Duesseldorf when he shocked Klitschko at the ESPRIT Arena. Since then the Manchester-born 27 year old has been stripped of the IBF portion of his crown, now held by Joshua, due to his contractual obligation to rematch Klitschko.

That rematch was set for last month but was postponed due to a severely sprained ankle suffered by Fury.

Fury revealed on social media last night that, after Klitschko, he wants “weightlifter AJ” in March 2017, before a Summer clash with WBC titlist Wilder.

Joshua is expected to defend his IBF belt in November, with the 2012 Olympic gold medalist rumoured to be facing Hatian-Canadian former WBC champ Bermane Stiverne.

2008 Olympic bronze medalist Wilder is currently recovering from hand and bicep injuries sustained in his recent defence against Chris Arreola.

Joe O'Neill

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