Controversial British boxer Tyson Fury will face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder later this year after he defeated Francesco Pianeta of Italy in Belfast on Saturday night.
The 30-year-old won all the 10 rounds to secure a points win over Pianeta and seal a boxing match with Wilder.
The pair exchanged words after the bout as Fury’s promoter Frank Warren revealed that the bout was “official” adding that more details would be announced in the new week.
While both boxers took turns on the microphone at Windsor Park, Tyson Fury told Wilder: “One thing I promise when I go to Las Vegas is I am knocking you out.”
The 32-year-old American responded: “He has never had the WBC belt. If he even thinks about that belt, he better wake up and apologise to me as he will never have this.”
Tyson Fury also aimed a jibe at compatriot Anthony Joshua after negotiations between Wilder and the WBA, IBF and WBO champion broke down.
He said: “We have two men who will fight anyone.”
“This man has been trying to make a fight with another chump.
“They called, I answered. I said: ‘Send me the contract.’ They sent it. I said ‘yes’.”