Wladimir Klitschko says Tyson Fury is next after win over Bryant Jennings

Tyson Fury. Picture Tim Goode/PA Wire
Tyson Fury. Picture Tim Goode/PA Wire

Heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko has identified Tyson Fury as his next challenger after his 18th straight successful title defence in New York on Saturday night.

The Ukranian great was a unanimous points winner over Bryant Jennings with the Morecambe giant, the WBO’s mandatory challenger, now set for a September or October shot at the title.

Promoters Frank Warren and Mick Hennessy are looking to bring the fight to the UK and stage it at an outdoor stadium, possibly Wembley or Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Fury said: “Again, Klitschko did what he had to do against Jennings and won.

“It was the same as it always is though, the smaller man trying to get inside Klitschko’s jab with him holding and leaning, although he was slightly more aggressive against Jennings.

“Let’s see him try that against someone who’s the same size as he is, younger, stronger, fitter, faster and with a knockout punch - me.

“I still haven’t seen anything he does to concern or worry me at all, I’m just supremely confident that I’ll be the man to end his reign on the throne and begin the Fury era.

“The heavyweight division has been dull for over a decade, I’m going to shake it up and bring back the sparkle.”