It’s official. Tyson Fury will fight Deontay Wilder and Las Vegas will be the venue, according to the Gypsy King himself. “I said send the contract, they did. One thing I saying is when we get to Las Vegas we are getting it the f**k on.” Fury said after the fight.
“One thing I promise when I go to Las Vegas is that I’m knocking you the **** out bum!”@Tyson_Fury goes off on Deontay Wilder inside the ring! 😳
This fight is official 🙌 pic.twitter.com/WecoDvRjEZ
— Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) August 18, 2018
The pair squared off in the ring after Fury defeated Francesco Pianeta in Belfast, with promoter Frank Warren later confirming that all will be revealed next week.
Fury actually held Wilder’s WBC heavyweight belt aloft after it was confirmed that he had won all 12 rounds against his Italian opponent. There was plenty of pre-fight incidents involving the pair, who went at it after the official weigh-in. Wilder belted out his trademark ‘BOMBZQUAD’ while Fury was weighing-in before exchanging words with John Fury, his father, who had to be restrained. Tyson Fury gets a hold of Deontay Wilder’s belt inside the ring… :scream: But gets it back to the champ in one piece :
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) August 18, 2018
After tipping the scales at 18st 6lbs (258lbs), Fury and Wilder had a verbal stand-off. Super-middleweight king Rocky Fielding captured the intense footage: Later that night, footage emerged of one of Deontay Wilder’s entourage seeming to chase boxer Billy Joe Saunders out of Nando’s in Belfast, reportedly because the middleweight threw half a chicken at the heavyweight: It’s thought that the member of Wilder’s entourage is the man that can be seen amongst the ‘clash’ at Fury’s weigh in.
— Trey WRLD (@terrance_may) August 18, 2018