Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury bout will 'definitely' happen this year

Tanya Simon
August 19, 2018

A formality was handled easily as Fury (27-0, 20 KOs) pitched a shutout and earned a unanimous decision against Francesco Pianeta (35-5-1) Saturday in the co-main event of Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Island.

However, Fury appeared to let the cat out the bag by revealing the bout would be in Vegas and the pair are expected to fight later this year in November or December.

Warren said he saw signs of "the old Tyson Fury" in his victory over Italian Pianeta and stressed that his fighter was "ready to go" against Wilder, despite only boxing twice since beating Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 to become WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion.

This year he can add the WBC title to his list of accomplishments if he beats the 32 year old Wilder who is also unbeaten at 40-0 and most importantly, an eye-catching 39 knockouts.

"I think it was a calculated boxing performance as promised", Fury said.

"Wilder congratulated me and said it was a great performance. It's no secret I needed the rounds and I did that tonight".

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Crucially for Fury, after the disappointment of his four-round victory over Sefer Seferi in June, in being taken the 10-round distance he was given the chance to shift much of the ring rust that would have developed during his near-three-year absence.

Tyson Fury's father had to be restrained after Deontay Wilder crashed the weigh-in for his fight against Francesco Pianeta on Friday.

"I can't wait to fight you because I am going to knock you out", Wilder said to Fury.

"One thing I promise when I go to Las Vegas, I'm knocking you out".

Although Wilder and Fury remained largely cordial during their face-off, with Fury even holding up Wilder's WBC belt and waving it to the crowd before handing it back, the brash Englishman of Irish Traveller broke character when he predicted how he would defeat Wilder before leaping into his face and bumping him. "It's no secret that I need the rounds". "I am going to knock you out".

"If I ain't good enough so be it, I'm taking this fight because I know I can win".

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