Tyson Fury: As Far as I'm Concerned - Wilder Fight is 99% Done!

As previously reported on, negotiations for Tyson Fury to challenge the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, in December have begun, with the fight possibly taking place in the US.

Fury, 29, fights for the second time since beginning his comeback when he meets the little-known Italian Francesco Pianeta at Belfast’s Windsor Park on August 18.

He has made little secret of his desire to fight either of the division’s world champions, Wilder and Anthony Joshua, and insists he and his promoter, Frank Warren, are ready to take advantage of the breakdown in negotiations for a Joshua-Wilder unification fight.


Fury will have fought only four unremarkable rounds, against the Albanian Sefer Seferi, in little under three years by the time of his bout with Pianeta. Joshua fights Russia’s Alexander Povetkin on September 22 but there remains hope that terms will be agreed for him to fight Wilder in April.

"It's 99 percent done as far as I'm concerned," explained Fury to Sky Sports.

"There's been no arguments over money, splits or promoters. It's how real men do it, we do the business, straight to it, no messing around, no hiding from the big fights.

"If you're good enough you're good enough, and if you're not, forget about it, go home."

Fury's promoter Frank Warren told the BBC: “We are close to making this happen. Is it too soon? The next fight will give us the answer. The way Tyson is looking in the gym, he’s lost another couple of stone. He’s very focused.”

The promoter said the fight could take place in November or December. He said Fury was prepared for a fight outside the UK. “Tyson doesn’t care where it happens. He’ll fly to the States if needed.

“If I didn’t think he was ready I wouldn’t put him forward. If he comes through the Pianeta fight in August, I expect him to fight Wilder before the end of the year. He wants it. He feels good about everything. He’s in a good place at the moment both physically and mentally.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by davefromvancouv on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;18984315] Never payed much attention to Fury but he is wise when being serious.[/QUOTE] Great interview by Fury! Straight up, no nonsense. Thanks for the link

Comment by Oshio on 08-02-2018

So Wilder fan boys are happy and celebrating over the Fury-Wilder fight? This is double-standard and shows that they never wanted to see the Joshua-Wilder fight in the first place. Or, has this suddenly become the fight that they want…

Comment by MC Hammer on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=Halama86;18986967]I wouldn't sleep on Povetkin, dude can fight. IMO he's a top 3 atm (I think he's beaten better guys than Ortiz), and I'd favor him to beat Wilder.[/QUOTE] We were supposed to have a chance to see if that…

Comment by 5000boxing on 08-02-2018

[QUOTE=DocGreenThumb.;18984108]Stop it you're getting me all excited like it's the 80's again. That would be an epic card.[/QUOTE] Haymon might give us a special christmas present like that.. something big to wrap up the year.. Fury vs Wilder has already…

Comment by Halama86 on 08-01-2018

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;18985610]I think he will deserve 50 because Fury is a name among UK fans, no one knows who Povetkin is outside of the tightest of boxing circles. And Povetkin is not the 3rd best HW. Either Fury or Ortiz…

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