After a torrid couple of years, Tyson Fury’s journey back to the top seemed to be complete on Saturday.
The night in Belfast will live fondly in the memory of Fury after a far from conventional route back to contention.
Sure, his victory over Francesco Pianeta wasn’t particularly glamorous, yet that paled into insignificance when it was confirmed that he would be facing Deontay Wilder for a shot at the WBC heavyweight title.
Fury knows what it feels like as a world champion after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and will need to get past one of the heaviest hitters in the world to feel it again.
The “Gypsy King” hasn’t looked outstanding upon his return and will surely have to improve if he is to have any chance against Wilder.
The Mancunian delivered a slightly laboured performance against Pianeta, yet by the end of the bout seemed to be cruising.
New footage from has emerged that shows Fury asking whether to knock-out the Italian prior to the final 10th round.
Twice Fury is seen saying to Davison “Shall I take him out?”. The caption of the tweet confirms that bizarrely, Davison advised his fighter not to.
You can see the tweet here:
Following his trainer’s instructions, Fury failed to land a knockout in the final round and took away a points victory.
Davison further explained his decision below:
Fury’s bout with Wilder is likely to take place in Las Vegas late this year and would represent a career-high if he was able to make his way past the “Bronze Bomber”.
Fitness issues were clearly a problem on Fury’s first fight after his hiatus, and the rounds in Belfast will have done him good.
The American will be an overwhelming favourite when the pair meet though, and not for the first time in his career will need to upset the odds.News Now - Sport News