Deontay Wilder clashes with John Fury at lively Belfast weigh-in

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In the world of heavyweight boxing, it’s a crazy time right now.

The three most marketable heavyweights in the world are Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua – and like a pack of sharks, the three men are circling one another.

Tyson Fury is the next to fight, featuring on Carl Frampton’s undercard at Windsor Park on Saturday against Italian Francesco Pianeta.

Fury’s road to redemption was a long one after a ban and problems in his personal life, and he made his return to the right with a slightly farcical victory over Albanian Sefer Seferi in June.

It has been strongly rumoured that a super-fight between Wilder and Fury will become a reality if the Englishman secures his expected victory on Saturday.

To ramp up the excitement, Wilder is working as an analyst for BT Sport this weekend, so will be ring-side for Fury’s bout.


Wilder couldn’t wait until then to become the centre of attention, though.

At the weigh-in in Belfast, Wilder crashed the party by making an awful lot of noise, swiftly turning his attention into an altercation with Fury’s father, John.

John Fury shouted back to Wilder, causing a scene in front of the world’s media.

You can see a video of the incident below:

As if it needed selling any more, anticipation of a fight between the pair has grown massively, with interest both sides of the Atlantic.


According to reports the bout would likely take place in America, with both November and December touted as potential dates.

Wilder will be hoping that Fury can come through to secure a large payday. As will Anthony Joshua, who would likely look to fight the winner, to set up a mouth-watering unification bout.

In the most exciting heavyweight division for some time, neutrals will be hoping Fury can continue his recovery to bring the possibility of successive super-fights closer to reality.

Deontay Wilder
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