The Wilder vs Fury fight was confirmed last night by promoter Frank Warren with a formal announcement at a press conference expected shortly for date and venue.
What we do know however is that it will happen in the US in either November or December.
In Las Vegas or New York.
Following Fury’s latest win last night, a ten round unanimous decision win over Francesco Pianeta last night in Belfast, the pair got in the ring to build-up the fight.
Speaking after the fight at the post-fight press conference, Fury said:
“I was 18 stone 6 lbs there. Wilder will probably weigh about 15 or 15 and a half. I’m going to try to get myself down to 18 stone, nice and light so I can move and slip and slide and be very awkward.”
In a nutshell, his game plan revealed.
Then again, it was always going to be the game plan for a big puncher like Wilder, as Fury knows standing toe to toe with such a dangerous knockout artist would not be his game.
Fury’s game, like it was against Klitschko, is to hit and not get hit.
The art of boxing is what he’ll look to try to take Wilder down with.
Fighting away in the US however he’ll need to make it a shut out, like he did against Klitschko in Germany.
Not because he’s fighting in the US, but the fact he’s an away fighter anywhere, will always make it tougher to get a decision if that’s what he’s planning on.