Long before Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury announced that they would be fighting each other the world had a huge appetite for Wilder and Anthony Joshua to meet in order to unify the heavyweight division.
Now, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion has finally spoken out on social media after being criticised over his silence.
Joshua said on Twitter yesterday that he was keen to face Wilder or Fury but the American last night accused Joshua of "hiding" and saying that he and Eddie Hearn, his promoter, have been left out of the picture by last weekend's fight.
Wilder said he and Fury have a healthy respect for each other and even like each other, despite the harsh words in the final days leading to the fight. "It's only right for us to go back in and do it again", Wilder said.More news: World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor
Fury started the fight well, his game plan to confuse Wilder was working and it was the Brit that was landing the more powerful shots.
'I think it will happen, ' the Bronze Bomber continued.
"I hope the best do fight the best because it is great for the fans and great for boxing". "They got him winning, they got me winning and some got it a draw".
At a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning, Fury explained how he didn't want to rush to his feet because so many fighters end up on wobbly legs if they don't take the time to properly compose themselves after being knocked down.
"I take nothing away from this fight but we won this fight", Wilder wrote on Instagram.More news: New Game Of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Points To An Epic Showdown
Fury outboxed Wilder for much of the fight, but was sent crashing to the canvas on two separate occasions. Me and Fury did it like true champions.
'He woke up from hell - I want to put him back there'.
Wilder, who on Saturday had spoken enthusiastically about a possible unification fight with Joshua, meanwhile poured cold water on the idea on Tuesday. They felt like they was the only ones that was running this sport.
"As long as they can keep milking the cash cow that's what they will do". "I want to see Tyson fury as soon as possible". This is a group of guys together, making this thing happen, not just one individual person. However, the allure of one of the biggest ever British fights may be enough to ensure they set their differences aside and make a deal.More news: Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wins race for CDU leader