Deontay Wilder crashes Tyson Fury's weigh-in, clashes with John Fury

Ross Houston
August 18, 2018

"As soon as he gets this guy out of the way, it's done".

Where Tyson Fury goes, controversy follows, and that was the case at the Europa Hotel in Belfast where the weigh-in was taking place ahead of fight night at Windsor Park on Saturday.

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel told the same organisation that the bout will take place in, 'November or December in NY or Las Vegas'. Paddy Barnes' fight against WBC flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales will open proceedings, followed by Fury.

Fury and Pianeta were't the only heavyweight fighters on stage.

Footage taken from the reception shows Wilder screaming: "I'll knock you out" at Fury with a crowd of people between them.

Fury is a massive betting favourite to extend his ideal professional record to 27-0 and if he does, Wilder be sat ringside to confront his fellow undefeated heavyweight.

"It's an excitement and is making the whole thing even better", Wilder told BBC Sport.

Prior to his break from the sport, Fury held the WBA, WBO and IBF versions of the world heavyweight title, all of which now belong to Britain's Anthony Joshua.

The unbeaten 32-year-old was shouting his trademark "BombZquad" war cry at the weigh-in, which John Fury took exception to.

Wilder is in town to sit ringside during their bout.

It's a mystery to me how Deontay Wilder hasn't become more famous outside the ring.

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

Tyson Fury is a 1/200 favourite to beat Pianeta on Saturday night, and victory should lead to the much-anticipated clash with Wilder later in the year.

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