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By Kenny Leavett – Tyson Fury has promised to put on a masterclass for Deontay Wilder on Saturday when the American takes a front row seat to watch him take on Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder will be at ringside for the Windsor Park contest, where a win for Fury will almost but surely secure him a December showdown with the Bronze Bomber.

When asked about Wilder travelling to Ireland, Fury replied: “Fantastic. He’s coming to watch the lineal champion and I’ll show him how it’s done.”

He went onto say: “He’s only the WBC champion, which a lot of people have had in the past. But not many heavyweights have been the lineal champion.

Am I confident I can beat Wilder? One hundred per cent. I’ll beat them all. Ain’t nobody who can touch me, this is my era.”

While a world title fight with Wilder is high on the agenda, Fury admits he cannot take his eyes off the ball with the task in hand against Pianeta.

“He beat Johann Duhaupas, who gave Wilder a good fight,” said Fury of the 33-year-old, “who has won 35 of his 40 fights”.

“He’s been in some great fights himself and is a former European champion and two-time world title challenger.

“It’s his big shot at the gold, isn’t it?”


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