News | Aug 17 2018

The Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder showdown looms as the pair come together in Belfast

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder will 'definitely happen this year' says Wilder. Fury, meanwhile, has lost another 18 pounds
Tyson Fury
Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson & Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

DEONTAY WILDER stole the show as Tyson Fury weighed in today at Belfast’s Europa Hotel.

The pair are set to fight each other in New York or Las Vegas in November or December, with the WBC heavyweight showdown expected to be formally announced on Monday at the BT Tower in London. All Fury has to do now is take care of Francesco Pianeta tomorrow night at Windsor Park and look reasonable while doing so.

As Fury took to the scales in his pants, Wilder – already positioned at the side of the stage in a hoodie – cupped his hands and hurled his trademark shout, “Bomb Squad!” with all his might. Tyson’s father, John Fury, initially shook hands with Wilder and smiled, before getting increasingly irked with the American howling in his ear.


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