Tyson Fury motivated by Deontay Wilder bout

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WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says there is "no question" he will fight Tyson Fury this year.

"Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury - anybody in the division will need to be aware of what he can bring to the table".

Tyson Fury fights Francesco Pianeta on Saturday night as he continues his comeback on the heavyweight scene.

It's a thrilling prospect that will grab the attention of the boxing universe.

Pianeta will be Fury's second opponent since the former unified world heavyweight champion took a two-and-a-half-year break from the sport as he battled depression and was given a period of ineligibility by United Kingdom anti-doping. "Fury has to do what he needs to tomorrow so that when we come to fight, that's how much excitement and aggression there will be".

"BT Sport and Frank Warren have created some fantastic Fight Nights on BT Sport and the launch of BT Sport Box Office across multiple platforms will give us the opportunity to make some huge bouts available to viewers across the United Kingdom".

The former WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion made his ring walk to "Sweet Home Alabama" - a less than subtle goad to Wilder, who was watching ringside at Windsor Park.

"Any time, any place, anywhere", stated Fury.

"These guys, you can't give them opportunities to hit you on the chin. Like I did with [Wladimir] Klitschko".

"And I can tell you first hand he can really wallop".

It has been strongly rumoured that a super-fight between Wilder and Fury will become a reality if the Englishman secures his expected victory on Saturday.

A Las Vegas showdown in November/December has been mentioned.

Despite chasing Saunders out of the chicken restaurant, Wilder also seemed jovial about the situation upon meeting the middleweight fighter backstage.

Asked for a message for 30-year-old Fury, Wilder said: "Be ready".

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