Lou DiBella, Deontay Wilder’s promoted has said the American is entertaining the possibility of a WBC heavyweight title defence against Tony Bellew.
Bellew called out the American boxer after beating David Haye in 11 rounds of his heavyweight debut on Saturday at The O2.
And even though Wilder has been ordered to defend his belt against Bermane Stiverne, DiBella sees a future fight with Bellew.
“We’re not adverse to considering Tony Bellew,” DiBella exclusively told Sky Sports. “We congratulate Bellew. I’m a big fan of Tony’s. It’s not something we would write off.
“We respect him and it would certainly be something we would be interested in.”
Wilder is also interested in unifying the division by taking on Joseph Parker.
“A Joseph Parker fight would be the most desirable fight for Deontay next anyway, but you have to look at other alternatives.
“A fight with Deontay and Tony would certainly be of interest. I just like Tony Bellew. He beat a guy who is a major player. Haye was a major player in the division and Tony beat him.
“Does he deserve it? As much as any other contender would. He’s had a great win against a very highly thought of David Haye.
“He’s also a guy that has got himself some attention. Being in that film doesn’t hurt him. He’s gone out there and become someone that is well known and he just had a great victory in the ring, where he showed a lot of heart.
“We’ve got nothing but respect for Tony Bellew.”