'ONE OF THE BEST' Deontay Wilder ‘can’t wait’ to come face-to-face with Tyson Fury in Belfast as pair continue fight negotiations

The WBC champion will be in attendance to watch the Gypsy King face Francesco Pianeta in Northern Ireland on Saturday

13 August 2018 - 16:40

DEONTAY WILDER has revealed he will be attending Tyson Fury's fight this weekend in Belfast - and plans to face off against him inside the ring.

The unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion has claimed he "can't wait" to meet the Gypsy King as a fight between the duo edges closer to completion.

 Deontay Wilder has revealed he will be in attendance to watch Fury's fight in Belfast this weekend
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Fury, 30, is up against Italian Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on Saturday as he looks to return to the pinnacle of the heavyweight division.

And should he beat the former European champ, a bout to face Wilder could be announced immediately after - with the match-up possibly taking place in Las Vegas in December.

Wilder and Fury squared off inside the ring in January 2016, with the Brit star entering climbing through the ropes after the American defeated Artur Szpilka in emphatic fashion.

And in a series of tweets Wilder has spoken of his excitement at going to Northern Ireland, while also insisting Fury is "one of the best".

 Fury is facing former European champion Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on Saturday
 
Fury is facing former European champion Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on Saturday
 Wilder and Fury came face-to-face in January 2016 following the Bronze Bomber's win against Artur Szpilka
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Wilder and Fury came face-to-face in January 2016 following the Bronze Bomber's win against Artur Szpilka

Replying to a fan, the Bronze Bomber said: "I must admit, in all honesty I feel Fury will be a tough fight for me and a much tougher fight than people think too.

"Fury is one of the best and I just want the best to fight the best."

While also commenting: "Belfast, Ireland tha #BombZquad will be in the building this weekend looking forward to you all."

Before saying: "It’s going to be a great night I’m really look forward to Belfast."

The 32-year-old - who picked up the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics - has won all 40 professional contests to date, with 39 victories coming by way of knockout.

While unbeaten Fury has recorded 26 consecutive wins - stopping 19 of his opponents inside the distance.

The former WBO, WBA and IBF champ recently ripped into Anthony Joshua - claiming he has "made a laughing stock of British boxing".

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