Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder Had To Be Separated At Belfast Weigh-Ins

  • Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder Had To Be Separated At Belfast Weigh-Ins

Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder Had To Be Separated At Belfast Weigh-Ins

Where Tyson Fury goes, controversy follows, and that was the case at the Europa Hotel in Belfast where the weigh-in was taking place ahead of fight night at Windsor Park on Saturday.

A fight between undefeated heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder inched closer on Friday after the WBC heavyweight champion gatecrashed the Belfast weigh-in for Fury's second comeback fight against Franceso Pianeta.

The Bronze Bomber then told BBC Sport the fight with the Gypsy King, 'definitely will happen'.

"Joshua's old news, the new kid in town is Fury".

The pair shook hands but Fury was not happy, telling Wilder to "shut up" and eventually being dragged away from the heavyweight champion.

Fury and Pianeta were't the only heavyweight fighters on stage.

The bookmakers see Wilder vs Fury as an nearly completely even contest with Betfair offering odds of 5/6 on the American and 10/11 on the Englishman. A November bout between the fighters is expected to be announced immediately afterward.

Wilder also dismissed Anthony Joshua just as brusquely, saying: 'Tyson will win here on Saturday night and then I will knock him out when we fight.

An announcement could come as soon as that point, but if not, it is likely to be confirmed in the days following.

Carl Frampton may be feeling more like a warm-up act at his own show after that display, but he had a fairly uneventful morning in comparison, weighing in at 126lbs exactly.

Australia's Jackson, 33, was 8st 12.8lbs, and similarly to Wilder, the IBF champion Josh Warrington will be ringside in the expectation of him next fighting Frampton.