Fury fight will happen, insists WBC heavyweight champion Wilder

Tanya Simon
August 18, 2018

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury just almost came to blows after Fury's weigh-in in Belfast. the question is - do the guys REALLY want smoke or was it all for show?

Following an earlier clash between the unbeaten American boxer and Tyson Fury's father, both Deontay Wilder and Tyson himself had to be separated.

Wilder will be ringside on Saturday, and is likely to be Fury's next opponent should he come out on top against Pianeta.

Saunders, who is a close friend of Fury's, is not one to pass up the opportunity to wind someone up and, apparently, he threw half a chicken at Wilder.

It was in the crowded reception area of Belfast's Europa Hotel, after the weigh-in was staged in a function room, that the 32-year-old Wilder then had his confrontation with Tyson Fury, the former WBA, WBO and IBF champion.

The Bronze Bomber then told BBC Sport the fight with the Gypsy King, 'definitely will happen'.

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Wilder will be commentating for BT Sport tomorrow night during Fury's fight at Windsor Park. "Ours is the biggest fight".

Who do you have winning this dream matchup: Fury or Wilder?

Carl Frampton may be feeling more like a warm-up act at his own show after that display, but he had a fairly uneventful morning in comparison, weighing in at 126lbs exactly.

Another wrote: "I hope they make this fight".

A bout between Wilder and Joshua has been mooted for several months but drawn-out negotiations have failed, with the Alabama fighter stating he is now not interested in facing Joshua at Wembley in April, despite a date at the stadium already being in place.

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