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Tyson Fury promises to knock out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas fight

Tyson Fury promises to knock out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas fight

"There's one thing he has never had and that's the WBC belt", he said.

All it needs now is a time and a place.

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel told BBC Sport the bout will be in "November or December in NY or Las Vegas".

However, the deal is contingent on Fury winning his fight Saturday against journeyman Francesco Pianeta.

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.

The American Wilder then entered the ring and said: "We are ready now". This fight will happen. "This is on, this fight is official".

'If I ain't good enough so be it; I'm taking this fight because I know I can win.

While David Haye argued that Fury was perhaps holding back so as not "to scare" Wilder away, certain viewers have been less generous.

Warren, who has overseen Fury's comeback, added: "All (a date and venue) will be revealed next week, but the fight is on". "They called. I answered. He's undefeated. They understand that", said the 66-year-old.

Tyson Fury's father had to be restrained after Deontay Wilder crashed the weigh-in for his fight against Francesco Pianeta on Friday.

Italian Francesco Pianeta went the full 10 rounds but proved no real match for former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
NIALL CARSON PA Italian Francesco Pianeta went the full 10 rounds but proved no real match for former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury

'I wouldn't lose for £100million; you can't pay any amount of money for me to go to Vegas to get sparked out. He regained his boxing license in January after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban the previous month for elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples.

Pianeta offered better but was still limited opposition and didn't have the power to worry Fury, who was light on his feet and showed good movement and reflexes.

"One of those fights will be in November, and one will be in December".

Fury, 30, got into the ring to the sounds of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd while Wilder, from Alabama, looked on from the front row. Wilder was born in Alabama.

He took Wilder's WBC belt and paraded it around the ring.

"I think it was a calculated boxing performance as promised", Fury said. 25,000 people came here tonight to watch me fight. I went 10 rounds and I was very happy with my performance. I thought that was a step up with the opponent and display.

"I could have stood there and traded with him and blasted him but I didn't need a first-round knockout".

"The former heavyweight champion eased his way past the Italian, who started well enough but ultimately was outclassed by the 6′ 9" Brit.

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

"I'm going to knock you out, this I promise you; you are going to experience being hit by the Bronze Bomber", Wilder replied.