Deontay Wilder has claimed he is willing to jump in and fight Oleksandr Usyk
next if Tyson Fury doesn’t.
The undisputed clash between the two champions has been pushed back to May 18
after initially being scheduled to take place on February 17.
This is because Fury suffered a cut in sparring and had to pull out.
Now, the bout has been rearranged with organisers revealing that the show will go ahead on May 18, even if there is another withdrawal.
If Usyk pulls out this time, the plan is for Fury to face Anthony Joshua on May 18.READ MORE
If Fury drops out for a second time, Usyk will get an opponent of his choice.
Many expect that this would be his IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic, however Wilder is now back in training and, despite his defeat to Joseph Parker, has thrown his hat into the ring.
Wilder told ESNews: “I’m ready, I’m always ready for whoever no matter what.
“No matter how much training I’ve got, whether I’m three weeks in or eight weeks in, it doesn’t matter, I’m a fighter.