Tyson Fury motivated by Deontay Wilder bout

Sunday, 19 Aug, 2018

While Francesco Pianeta was scarcely thought to be any match for the unbeaten heavyweight, much was being made pre-fight of the presence of Deontay Wilder at ringside.

As soon as he gets this guy out of the way, it's done.

"That's how simple it is", said Wilder, 32, after he arrived at the weigh-in for Fury's contest.

The two similarly shouted at each other, and also had to be separated before the threat of violence grew, even if Wilder consistently remained calm.

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel told BBC Sport the bout will be in "November or December in NY or Las Vegas".

Fury is a former WBA, IBF and WBO champion and if he were to seal another title fight, three years on from defeating Wladimir Klitschko, it would mark an incredible comeback.

Fury's promoter Frank Warren refused to say when and where the fight will happen, but the Gypsy King hinted it would be Las Vegas.

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"We're delighted to bring these exciting fights to viewers across the UK. I'm coming to knock you out, plain and simple".

When asked about the incident, Saunders joked to BT Sport: "The chicken was very cold so I was flinging it about at people".

At today's weigh in though, there was a slight interruption, in the form of the Bronze Bomber.

Barring a shocking upset this weekend, Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder looks nailed on for the winter.

On Saturday, approximately 30,000 fans are expected to witness the first boxing event at Windsor Park, an outdoor stadium and the home of Northern Irish football. "Ours is the biggest fight". It was a deal that was seemingly put together quickly after negotiations for Wilder to face Anthony Joshua fell apart.

Interestingly, bookmakers have already marked up prices for Fury-Wilder and they believe that Fury is odds on.