Tyson Fury confirms Deontay Wilder bout after second comeback win

Tyson Fury confirms Deontay Wilder bout after second comeback win

Tyson Fury confirms Deontay Wilder bout after second comeback win

Wilder was ringside at Windsor Park in Belfast to see Fury take the full 10 rounds against Italian journeyman Francesco Pianeta before being awarded the victory on points, 100-90.

Those that make the 32-year-old the favourite to defend his title do so partly because of the belief that Fury is rushing into such a risky fight so soon into his comeback, while further observers believe Wilder will struggle with the Briton's awkward style.

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The WBC heavyweight champion will next defend his title against Fury in Las Vegas in November.

I said "yes" and now he gets a chance to fight the lineal champion of the world, " said Fury, who now has a 27-0 record. That they'd avoid me for as long as possible until (Joshua's trainer) Rob McCracken says he's ready. I said send me the contract, they sent me the contract. "The 6'9" heavyweight-regarded as the lineal World heavyweight champion following his upset win over Wladimir Klitschko in November '15-was light on his feet but sadly also with the impact of his punches, more interested in boxing that delivering an explosive performance. "One thing I promise is that I'm knocking you out, boy".

The 6-foot-7 Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts and American's only heavyweight champion since 2007. Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko by decision in late 2015 but never defended a trio of titles he was forced to vacate the following year. "I think his style is tailor-made for mine with his big, awkward, wild swings and I believe that I'm a better boxer than him, technically".

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"The champion is here and he's going to take out Tyson Fury".

"Fury against Wilder would be over in three rounds, at the most".

Fury showcased some impressive hand speed early and ripped body shots into Pianeta behind a range-finding jab.

"It's just a different height". Whenever Pianeta would close the distance, Fury would slip punches using head movement and footwork. Working on my boxing, get the rounds in.

'At one stage I thought I was going to end up in a padded room, never mind be back boxing.

After Wilder was unable to land a heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua, Fury injected himself into the conversation and openly challenged The Bronze Bomber.

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