Fury vs Wilder in 2018?

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It's almost been two whole years since fight fans last witnessed former Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in the professional ring.
The giant 6'9" boxer/puncher put forth his most impressive effort to date in November of 2015, breaking newly retired heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's eleven year unbeaten streak and officially ending the future Hall of Famer's stranglehold on the former glamour division of boxing.
Since that time, Fury hasn't been an active prizefighter, but a notorious figure featured in every major tabloid from London to Los Angeles.
Tuesday, October 31, the self-proclaimed "Gypsy King" took to his preferred social media outlet and unofficially announced his comeback to boxing.
In the attached Instagram video, Fury had much to say about his future in boxing.
"gypsyking101 - Guess who's back running ?@bronzebomber @anthony_joshua counting down the days till I get in with the big stiff man AJ, I see glass. & honest promised wilder I'd kick his ass sea bass"
With Anthony Joshua's 2018 calendar currently wide open, would a potential Tyson Fury return to the squared circle disrupt WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's plans for a highly anticipated unification bout? 
Despite Wilder claiming ownership of the world renowned "green strap", a proposed contest between Joshua and Fury would potentially be the biggest fight in the sport today, and possibly the most lucrative event in the storied, rich history of U.K. boxing.
How could "The Bronze Bomber" possibly compete with those intangibles?  
After earning his first major world title in April of 2016, does picking up another championship belt really matter to the 28 year old British rockstar?
Also, should former lineal Cruiserweight champion David Haye take care of business later this year in his respective bout with Tony Bellew, a showdown between Joshua and the Hayemaker would make much greater financial sense for A.J. and promoter Eddie Hearn in 2018.  Coupled with the possibility of a much less risky affair opposite current WBO titlist Joseph Parker, that doesn't leave much room or opportunity for a potential unification bout between Wilder and Joshua in 2018.  

Should Deontay Wilder choose to go after the always braggadocious Tyson Fury to help further his brand and land a signature, career defining fight opposite Anthony Joshua, or is the "The Bronze Bomber" currently considered to be too musk risk for the reward to all current Heavyweight ticket sellers?

After a brilliant knock-out performance over the always game Artur Szpilka on January 16, 2016, the Gypsy King entered the ring and threw down the proverbial gauntlet in front of the thousands in attendance.

"There's only one Tyson Fury," stated the behemoth 6'9" Heavyweight. 

"Anytime, any place, anywhere...when you're ready, Bomb Squad!  I'll fight you in your backyard!  Like Klitschko, I'll beat you, you bum!"
Should Deontay remind the always outspoken former champion of his previous statements and move towards promoting a potential showdown with Fury in 2018, rather than immediately going after Anthony Joshua? Would he have a better chance of landing a fight opposite the currently inactive Tyson Fury?
Fight fans will have a much better idea of Wilder's future plans after this Saturday night's bout with former WBC Champion Bermane Stiverne, which will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will be broadcast by Showtime Sports with a start time of 9PM ET.


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