Wladimir Klitschko’s next defence of his world heavyweight title is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against the Briton Tyson Fury.
“I just got the news that I am obligated to satisfy my mandatories [title defences],” the Ukrainian, who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and Ring Magazine belts, said after winning a unanimous decision over the American challenger Bryant Jennings.
“The way it looks, Tyson Fury is going to be my next challenger.”
Klitschko improved to 64-3 with his victory at Madison Square Garden. Fury is 24-0.
Klitschko said he would prefer adding the last belt, the WBC one held by the American Deontay Wilder, to complete his collection but would have to wait until next year for that chance.