Wilder eyes unification bout

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants to fight new WBA, IBF and WBO champion Tyson Fury in order to unify the heavyweight division.

The 27-year-old Britain stunned most of the boxing fraternity when he beat long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko by virtue of a unanimous points decision in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday.

Immediately after the bout, American Wilder tweeted that he was "coming" for Fury and his titles.

On Monday, Wilder spoke of his intentions to unify the heavyweight decision in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live.

"I want that fight to happen as soon as possible," the 30-year-old Wilder told BBC Radio.

"No matter where it might be, I want to be the undisputed champion of the world."

Wilder added that the WBC belt is the "crown jewel" of boxing and "most famous, most respected" title, but maintained that boxing needs an undisputed heavyweight champion.

"We haven't had an undisputed champion in I can't remember how long – and I want to be the first name to bring the belts back together and heavyweight boxing back to its full potential," he continued.

"Next year is going to be a great year for me, regardless. Everything is falling in our plan, our time and our planning for what we want to do."

Following Saturday's fight in Germany, the 39-year-old Klitschko said that he would trigger his rematch clause, but could decide to announce his retirement instead.

Fury, meanwhile, laughed off the idea of facing Wilder.

Fury said: "Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder? Let's laugh at his name, shall we?

"Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the pound-for-pound king, whatever that means. So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?

"He's a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I'm a true natural fighter."

Wilder won the Olympic bronze medal as an amateur in 2008 and is undefeated in 35 professional fights, winning 34 of his bouts by knock-out.

He is scheduled to defend his title in New York City on January 16, 2016, although his opponent hasn't been decided yet.

"You can't take nothing away from Tyson, a win is a win," Wilder added 

"There was a lot of dancing going on, I guess it was a dance competition rather than a fight.

"When somebody tunes in to look at a world title fight that is not what they expect to see, they look to see a fight and somebody get beat up for the title."