Tyson Fury confirms Deontay Wilder fight date and venue

Tyson Fury has claimed a deal has been struck with Deontay Wilder's representatives for the pair to meet in a heavyweight blockbuster this December in Las Vegas.

Tyson Fury has claimed a deal has been struck with Deontay Wilder‘s representatives for the pair to meet in a heavyweight blockbuster this December in Las Vegas.

The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren announced earlier this week the two camps were in talks and Fury is now confident everything has been agreed for the fight to happen at the end of the year, providing he beats his second comeback opponent Francesco Pianeta later this month.

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Tyson Fury claims the deal for him to fight Deontay Wilder in December is all done

‘It’s finally going to happen, providing I beat Pienata,’ Fury told Behind The Gloves.

‘I don’t know what he (Wilder) is going to do if he has a fight in between or not but he will have to beat his mandatory in Brazil if he does, and then it’s a collision course. 

‘I just hope we put on a massive, massive show for the fans.’

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Fury claimed the deal with Wilder was ‘very easy’ and took just ‘two days’ to complete talks

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua had tried to lure WBC champion Wilder into a money-spinning showdown for all the belts later this year, but talks broke down in the summer with Eddie Hearn claiming the American’s demands were almost impossible to meet.

However, Fury claimed his deal with Wilder is all done and dusted and has been completed just two days after negotiations begun. 

‘It’s been very very easy to make this fight,’ Fury added.

‘I’ve heard these promoters speaking bull**** that he’s (Wilder) been making demands that can’t be met, but I haven’t found that to be the case at all. 

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Fury exchanged words with Wilder in the ring and challenged him to a fight back in 2016

‘We have basically done this deal in two days. It has been the most straightforward and least complicated deal I have ever done and found him and his team gentlemen to deal with.’

Wilder represents a significant step up in class for Fury, who only returned from a two-and-a-half-year absence from the ring back in June by beating journeyman cruiserweight Sefer Seferi.

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Fury recognises the American is a threat but is confident of beating Wilder in his own backyard


But while the former unified champion recognises the American is a threat, he is confident of beating him and sitting atop the heavyweight throne once again.

‘Me and Deontay have been back and forth for years. I think he’s great for boxing. He’s (Wilder) the most dangerous heavyweight out there, barring none,’ Fury said.

‘But after I kick his ass, I’ll take him out around Las Vegas and show him how to party. Las Vegas is the destination, so I’ve been told. December’s the month, 2018 is the year.

‘Unleash the Gypsy King in Las Vegas and we’ll paint the town red, completely. It’s going to be a massive boxing event, you’ve got two of the biggest heavyweights in the world. The biggest mouths, it’s going to be an epic battle.

‘You’ve got two men who are not afraid to take fights. I went to Germany and beat Wladimir Klitschko, I’m about to go to Ireland to beat Francesco Pianeta, and then the next stop is Las Vegas. I’m on the road.’


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