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Tyson Fury: No Publicity Stunt, 100% The Plan is To Fight Wilder!

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY will confront Deontay Wilder in the ring when they announce their huge heavyweight showdown on Saturday – assuming he completes his Italian job first.

The former WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO world heavyweight champion will face Germany-based Italian Francesco Pianeta in front of a 26,000-strong crowd at Windsor Park, Belfast.

And Fury, 29, says a fight against Wilder is “on like Donkey Kong” if he beats Pianeta, 33, in the 10-round bout.

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Wilder, 32, will be there for BT Sport duties and the pair are expected to come face-to-face in the ring once the fight is over – just as they did after one of the American’s bouts two years ago.

If all goes to plan, Fury will become the eighth challenger to the man he dubs ‘Beyonce’ in Las Vegas on November 10 or 17.

He said: “One hundred percent the plan is to fight Wilder before the end of the year. Fighting Wilder is going to happen and it’s not a publicity stunt. If the fight wasn’t happening I wouldn’t say it is. If I get past Pianeta then the fight is on. It’s on like Donkey Kong.

“I’ll get past Pianeta and then I’ll go and fight Wilder somewhere. But it isn’t going to happen if I don’t win – Beyonce Wilder is in the future.”

Northern Irish featherweight Carl Frampton defends the WBO interim belt against Australian Luke Jackson in the main event.

SHOWTIME Sports will present Carl Frampton’s interim featherweight title defense and the second comeback fight of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on Saturday, August 18 live from Belfast, Northern Ireland. SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT with an encore presentation later that evening on SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT).

The August 18 event will be the network’s 24th live presentation of boxing through the first eight months of 2018. It will be the sixth live streaming boxing event of the year on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms and the third from the United Kingdom as the network continues to deliver boxing’s biggest events from around the globe. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mindgames on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19017337]So what I heard is...you haven't watched most of his fights, but you have seen two for sure. You watched him struggle to knock ortiz down 3 or four times but nothing more to accurately describe his boxing style and…

Comment by Redgloveman on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;19017847]I actually think AJ wants the fight. I think it's everyone around him that doesn't. They all have said as much. My thing is AJ has been listening to these people for a long time, and look at the position…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;19018096]Barry, Eddie, McCracken , are these guys also secretly calling Wilder and [B]telling him not to sign the contract laying on Finkels desk[/B] or something bad may happen , perhaps an accident ? :lol1: If protecting Joshua was and is…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;19017847]I actually think AJ wants the fight. I think it's everyone around him that doesn't. They all have said as much. My thing is AJ has been listening to these people for a long time, and look at the position…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19017337]So what I heard is...you haven't watched most of his fights, but you have seen two for sure. You watched him struggle to knock ortiz down 3 or four times but nothing more to accurately describe his boxing style and…

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