Deontay Wilder has been urged to step aside for Anthony Joshua after being told he'd be "selfish" to pursue a third bout with Tyson Fury .

The Bronze Bomber lost his WBC heavyweight title against Fury in Las Vegas last weekend in a seventh-round demolition.

Fury's win was so conclusive that their were suggestions Wilder would veto his opportunity to have another rematch.

But Wilder has since made it clear he intends to activate the clause in the contract in a bid to regain his title, despite being advised to seek a bigger payday.

Promoter David Higgins - who looks after fellow heavyweight Joseph Parker - told IFLTV : "Everyone wants to see it [Fury fight Joshua], no one wants to see Fury – Wilder 3.

Wilder has been urged to step aside and not be "selfish"
Wilder has been urged to step aside and not be "selfish"

"If Wilder forces that he’s being selfish. To Deontay Wilder, no one wants to see a third fight now between you and Fury, don’t be selfish, let the world see Fury vs Joshua.

"They talk about paying you step-aside money, if the likes of Saudi Arabia chucked a few hundred million down, it could be your biggest ever payday for not even fighting, so there’s no excuses there.

"Then perhaps Deontay could fight the winner. The smartest thing to do a three-way deal where Fury – Joshua happens next and then Wilder gets a shot back later.

The heavyweight was beaten convincingly at the hands of Fury
The heavyweight was beaten convincingly at the hands of Fury

"That way he gets paid step-aside money and then he gets a third fight eventually."

"I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king - you can't take my pride. I am a warrior," Wilder said.

"I am a king that will never give up. I am a king that will fight to the death.

"We will rise again, we will regain the title. I will be back. We will hold our heads up high.

"I will see you in a few months, for the war has just begun."

Fury and Wilder are now expected to meet in a trilogy bout in July, while Joshua is lined up to face Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.