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:

Fans however have let him have it for the most part:

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.