Unbeaten world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his next challenger, Poland’s Artur Szpilka, took aim Wednesday at rival champion Tyson Fury in announcing their January 16 matchup in New York.
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Wilder owns the World Boxing Council title and was looking at a fight against Ukraine’s unbeaten Vyacheslav Glazkov, but when Britain’s undefeated Tyson Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision last month, the landscape changed and a deal with Szpilka was made for a January 16 bout.
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