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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder made official after Fury wins unanimous decision

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder made official after Fury wins unanimous decision

The fight, which was confirmed immediately after Fury's points decision win over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast, will see the two unbeaten men contest the only major heavyweight title not now held by Anthony Joshua.

Wilder received a frosty reception from some inside Belfast's Windsor Park as he had beer thrown at him.

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel told BBC Sport the bout will be in "November or December in NY or Las Vegas". "I promise you. You've never been knocked out but you're going to feel the experience, what it feels to get hit by the Bronze Bomber".

His return win two and a half years after his crowning moment against Wladimir Klitschko was a low-key affair, but with likely opponent Deontay Wilder at ringside, Fury's victory over Francesco Pianeta was anything but.

The 6-foot-7 Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts and American's only heavyweight champion since 2007. I said "yes" and now he gets a chance to fight the lineal champion of the world, " said Fury, who now has a 27-0 record.

"BT Sport and Frank Warren have created some fantastic Fight Nights on BT Sport and the launch of BT Sport Box Office across multiple platforms will give us the opportunity to make some huge bouts available to viewers across the United Kingdom".




It's going off in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Fury, 30, completed his second successful comeback bout of his summer against Pianeta in his return to the ring from a almost three-year layoff due to substance abuse and mental-health issues. I said send me the contract, they sent me the contract.

He had many belts, but he's never had the WBC belt.

Pianeta (35-4-1) weighed in at 16st, 2lbs and 10oz and asked Fury to pose for a selfie on stage following their face-off.

"I think it was a calculated boxing performance as promised", Fury said. As the rounds progressed, Fury cranked up the pressure and began sitting down on his punches. "This man [Pianeta] couldn't land a blow on me tonight". "It's no secret I needed the rounds to be able to show I can slip and slide still and I did just that".