Exclusive: Deontay Wilder has four fighters in mind ahead of comeback

Wilder is considering his next move and Andy Ruiz Jr, Joseph Parker, Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce are all options.

Deontay Wilder announced he has 'unfinished business' and will return to the ring with the end of this year a strong possibility.

According to Planet Sport's sources, Wilder is currently weighing up his options and has four fighters in mind with a tune-up fight on his radar as well.

It includes former world champions Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr while British pair Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce are also in the frame.

Commercial-wise in America, a fight against Ruiz - a fellow PBC fighter - would make the most sense should he come through Luis Ortiz on September 4.

However, Wilder wants to become a two-time heavyweight world champion and will take the quickest step possible.

A source told Planet Sport: [Deontay Wilder] has one thing and one thing on his mind only and that is to prove to the world that he is still the most dangerous heavyweight in the world.

"Andy Ruiz Jr would be the perfect fight for Deontay but Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce are both high in the world rankings.

"Then there is Dillian Whyte. He has spoken a lot about fighting Wilder so that fight could happen in the future but maybe not next after getting knocked out by [Tyson] Fury."

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman told Planet Sport that Wilder is the No.1 contender for the heavyweight title and is in line to fight for it next if Tyson Fury retires.

"Well, Wilder is a tremendous fighter. He was champion for five years and knocked Fury down four times I believe in the three fights. He had him hurt in the last fight and was very close to winning that fight," Sulaiman exclusively told Planet Sport.

"So whenever Wilder is in the ring, it is a major attraction and he can beat anyone in the highest level of boxing.

"He's the number one challenger Of course, that is the route that you have to take. So he's perfectly in line to challenge for the title."

On Fury's future, Sulaiman added: "Well, he did his mandatory title defence. A champion has six months to defend the title, one year to defend the mandatory defence," said Sulaiman.

"What I have seen is mostly media and hype of speculations of what he will do or will not do.

"He has expressed continuously that he's retired, but when we spoke, we agreed that he will take his time and I'm going to talk to him and his promoters in the near future - just to get started to see if he confirms he's retired."

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