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Deal to fight Wilder in December ‘almost done’, says Tyson Fury

02 August 2018

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announces in a video on Twitter that a deal to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder in December is "almost done".

In his second fight on the comeback trail, Fury will meet Francesca Pianeta of Italy in August on the undercard of Carl Frampton's Belfast fight with Luke Jackson.

Former world champion Fury revealed yesterday that his team was in advanced talks with the WBC belt holder regarding a fight in the USA before the end of the year.

'I can reveal that negotiations have been very strong for December.

Deontay Wilder's next fight might end up being against a British boxing star after all, just not Anthony Joshua.

"I've got to flatten him first then Wilder let's dance". "You have been dealing with sh-houses in the past like [Joshua promoter] Eddie Hearn and Joshua but I am a man of me word and if I say I'll fight, I'll fight you".

"Prepare well, train hard and let's get the deal done".

"Frank told you all on talkSPORT this morning, the breakfast show or whatever it was, I'm not too sure". The fight could take place in December in either Las Vegas or NY, says The Guardian. "The next fight will give us the answer", he said.

Wilder is willing to do the fight - under a 50-50 split. "The way Tyson is looking in the gym, he's lost another couple of stone, he's very focused".

"I can say I'm looking to fight in Antarctica, because I believe you guys need a big event out there", he said. He'll fly to the States if needed.

Fury, the former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine heavyweight king, more than fancies his chances of ending Wilder's unbeaten run telling the American in 2016: "Anytime, anyplace, anywhere. He's in a good place at the moment both physically and mentally". Tyson, as he's said himself, has been talking about Wilder in the last few weeks and it's a fight I think the British fans would like to see.

The "Bronze Bomber" had been negotiations to battle unified titleholder Anthony Joshua in the fall. Fury, who weighed in at a career-low 246 pounds against Klitschko, was still visibly heavy against Seferi and came in at 276.

Deal to fight Wilder in December ‘almost done’, says Tyson Fury