Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder made official after Fury wins unanimous decision

Hope Soto
August 20, 2018

Tyson Fury has agreed to a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and the date and venue will be announced next week, the promoter Frank Warren announced after the British former world champion beat Francesco Pianeta on a points decision in their heavyweight fight in Belfast. "One thing I promise when I get to Las Vegas is that I am knocking you the fuck out!"

"We are two men who will fight anybody", Fury said while face to face with Wilder.

The 30-year-old then backed himself to come up trumps in America once again - five years ago he knocked out Steve Cunningham in NY - quoting Frank Sinatra in the process. They always prove me right with that.

Fury is scheduled to fight Francesco Pianeta on Saturday in Northern Ireland, but Wilder caused quite a scene at Friday's weigh-in by showing up unannounced and clashing with Fury's father.

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"I wouldn't lose for £100million; you can't pay any amount of money for me to go to Vegas to get sparked out".

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None of this could take place without Fury taking care of business against Pianeta, and that's exactly what he did while getting in some much-needed rounds. But Fury is never one to shy away from the spotlight completely, as we saw last night.

After shocking the boxing world by beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Fury was out of the ring for two and a half years because of mental health and drug problems.

"I know what life is like on the other side of having no hope and nothing", Fury said.

"I'm very awkward to land on and I'll give Wilder his credit but I've not got a glass chin". Joshua v Fury would be massive for a United Kingdom and global audience, then Joshua-Wilder and then this. "It's no secret that I need the rounds".

"Nothing is going to stop me from winning my belts back, nothing".

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