Constantino Parente: Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder heavyweight title fight will be confirmed this week

TYSON FURY has revealed the official announcement of his fight with Deontay Wilder should be made this week.

Fury has been locked in talks to take on WBC world heavyweight champion Wilder in a huge Las Vegas fight at the end of this year.

Tyson Fury expects his fight against Deontay Wilder to be announced this week
Tyson Fury expects his fight against Deontay Wilder to be announced this week
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With Canelo Alvares and Gennady Golovkin’s mega-fight now out of the way, British star Fury claims his clash with the Bronze Bomber is the biggest in boxing.

Fury wrote on Instagram: “This is now the biggest fight in boxing, between the 2 best heavyweight champs, who want to fight each other.

“Should be announced this week coming.! Really looking forward to being challenged by the best other than myself.!

“This is a dare to be great move by both fighters.”

Wilder holds the WBC belt and Fury claims their fight is the biggest in boxing
Wilder holds the WBC belt and Fury claims their fight is the biggest in boxing
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Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are obsessed with Anthony Joshua
Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are obsessed with Anthony Joshua
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But the move has been dismissed by Eddie Hearn, promoter of Anthony Joshua, as a stunt to hand onto the coat-tails of the four-belt champion.

Joshua’s defence against Alexander Povetkin is on Saturday at Wembley and  Hearn believes Fury and Wilder are obsessed with being linked with the British star.

Hearn said: “It baffles me that you want to be that obsessed with Anthony Joshua that the whole thing might be planned around Joshua’s fight week,

“If you’re trying to sell a fight to say, ‘no-no-no, f*** AJ, this is the biggest fight in boxing,’ yet you’re following AJ around like a couple of little boys like harassing him on social media, trying to make announcements when he’s making announcements, or trying to be relevant around him, that’s shows you what that fight is.


“That fight is a really good fight to find out who the second best heavyweight is in the world, because it’s very clear who number one is.

“But it doesn’t mean the fight is going to happen, I think Fury has got a 50 per-cent success rate in terms of turning up to fights in the last four fights.

“So will that fight happen, I think it is 50-50, maybe I’ll slightly lean towards it happening, but anything can happen in that fight.

“I mean people could get injured, people might not fancy it, money might not be delivered in accounts, anything could happen in the build up to the fight.”

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