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Deontay Wilder clashes with John Fury at lively Belfast weigh

Deontay Wilder clashes with John Fury at lively Belfast weigh”

Tyson Fury then came through his ten rounder against Francesco Pianeta, forced to go the distance but never looking threatened by his opponent. He quickly got up to chase them, to no avail.

Fury looked far trimmer than he did in his first comeback fight against Sefer Seferi and more focused too.

Wilder and Tyson Fury's 54-year-old father, Jack, got into a verbal confrontation after the younger Fury and Pianeta had weighed in.

Wilder will be ringside for Saturday's bout, and told BBC Sport he loved the "energy" of Friday's weigh-in as it provided him with a view as to what a bout with Fury would be like.

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Saunders is scheduled to defend his title against Demetrius Andrade on October 20 at a site to be determined. Wilder was born in Alabama.

"I have no words for Joshua, it's exclusively on Fury", Wilder told BBC Sport.

"He is the true champion on this side of the pond".

"BT Sport and Frank Warren have created some fantastic Fight Nights on BT Sport and the launch of BT Sport Box Office across multiple platforms will give us the opportunity to make some huge bouts available to viewers across the United Kingdom".

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"I can't wait to fight you because I am going to knock you out".

This is the third-biggest fight that could be made.

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

Wilder is coming off a 10th-round TKO of former interim champion Luis Ortiz in March, in what was his most impressive victory to date.

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The WBC heavyweight champion that has always been touted as Anthony Joshua's next plausible opponent, it is becoming ever more likely that Fury vs Wilder is a much more likely prospect.



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