Tyson Fury is now in final preparations for his bout with Francesco Pianeta next week in Belfast but should he win it is widely thought that he will next fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder before the end of the year.
The fight when it was first mooted came a bit out of nowhere a few weeks ago but what a fight for the heavyweight division, and, in all fairness, a nice consolation prize for boxing fans who wanted to see Joshua vs Wilder this year.
Fury asked fans on Twitter today the following:
Who thinks this fight will happen this year? pic.twitter.com/b7Dnby6wSe
— DON TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 11, 2018
Fans however have let him have it for the most part:
Don’t bother talking about it if you have no intention of it. Simple.
— Red White Gooner 🔴⚪️ (@RedWhite_Gooner) August 11, 2018
Could say the same about Anthony Joshua
— 👑 (@afcufcfan) August 11, 2018
Why you asking us? You’ve told us it’s practically done 🙈
— James Hughes (@Hughesylufc85) August 11, 2018
— Will (@willp1972) August 11, 2018
Not happening!… full of shit drumming up publicity again
— Daz (@DAZZABOY11) August 11, 2018
ive a better chance of pelting Mila Kunis than this fight happening!
— jack hutchison (@hutchison285) August 11, 2018
The way you was talking the other week is ya people get this fight on with no messing about yet again we are all left waiting and waiting to get it confirmed! Would be good but would be even better to have it confirmed!
— king nev👑 (@Neville7hedevil) August 11, 2018
— Micky S (@lcfcfox1884) August 11, 2018
Apparently it was all but done so why you asking us?? loads of waffling but no result 😴😴😴
— CombatWombat_15 (@GowingMartyn15) August 11, 2018
By all accounts it appears to be very close to happening but like anything in boxing, until it is signed on the dotted line – anything can happen.