Fury warns Wilder after he sees of Pianeta in Belfast

Rex Christensen
August 19, 2018

Wilder will be ringside for Saturday's fight, according to ESPN, and a future showdown between him and Fury could be announced immediately afterward, assuming Fury defeats Pianeta.

It was in the sixth when Fury swung and missed with a wild right hook, a shot he perhaps threw in the knowledge he could take such a risk.

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. "I promise you. You've never been knocked out but you're going to feel the experience, what it feels to get hit by the Bronze Bomber". "I'll fight you in your back yard". "They called. I answered".

Fury then told him: "I'm knocking you the fuck out, boy".

Wilder responded with a threat of his own, saying: "It is one thing that Tyson Fury has never had. I said yes and now he gets a chance to fight the lineal champion of the world", said Fury, who has a 27-0 record. "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.

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Fury will need to be far closer to the fighter that once dominated the heavyweight division when facing the undefeated Wilder. Pianeta (35-4-1) weighed in at 16st, 2lbs and 10oz and asked Fury to pose for a selfie on stage following their face-off.

Fury, 30, completed his second successful comeback bout of his summer against Pianeta in his return to the ring from a almost three-year layoff due to substance abuse and mental-health issues.

The fight, broadcast on Showtime Sports' YouTube platform, served as a glorified sparring session, but the real attraction was the confrontation that took place between Fury and Wilder afterward.

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

The American appeared after Fury tipped the scales at 18 stone, six pounds - over 18lbs lighter than he was at for his victory over Sefer Seferi in Manchester on June 9 - and entered into a shouting match with Fury's father, John, who had to be held back on the stage. "We came here to get the rounds in with a tough man, quite durable". We were happy with the performance. I thought that was a step up with the opponent and display. It would also shine up the victor for a future showdown against Joshua, should he get past mandatory opponent Alexander Povetkin on September 22, that would produce an undisputed champion.

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