It's on! - Wilder fight confirmed after Fury defeats Pianeta

Heather Diaz
August 19, 2018

Fury and Wilder announced in the ring in Windsor Park on Saturday night that the much-anticipated clash between the lineal world champion, Fury, and his undefeated WBC champion rival would take place later this year - likely November - but, as promoter Frank Warren was keen to impart, a specific date and venue hasn't been selected as of yet.

Tyson Fury has vowed to knock out Deontay Wilder when the two meet for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

As for Tyson Fury, his comeback was a simple one: "Listen, you can't knock out what you can't hit".

"If he ever think about having this belt, he better wake up and apologize to me because he ain't never having this", Wilder countered. I said send me the contract, I said yes. "I'll fight you in your back yard".

"They called, I answered". I am looking forward for him to knock this guy out and let's get it on now.

Wilder responded with a threat of his own, saying: "It is one thing that Tyson Fury has never had".

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Warren said "quick and smooth negotiations" between the two camps had led to a "50-50" purse split, adding that American Wilder's team recognised Fury's worth.

Deontay Wilder, however, apologised to the Windsor Park crowd and said Fury won't get the chance to make that a reality.

"Fury against Wilder would be over in three rounds, at the most". This fight is official.

Two-and-a-half years on and the duo's goading duel - which continued this week with Wilder crashing Fury's weigh-in - will finally be settled in the ring.

"I got 10 rounds with a very tough man under my belt".

Wilder, who is 40-0 with 39 knockouts, has been in Northern Ireland for the last few days and on a charm offensive with fans and the British media. We were happy with the performance. I thought that was a step up in opponent and a great boxing display. "I needed the rounds, and I had plenty left in the tank". It would also shine up the victor for a future showdown against Joshua, should he get past mandatory opponent Alexander Povetkin on September 22, that would produce an undisputed champion.

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