Fury fight will happen, insists WBC heavyweight champion Wilder

Tyson Fury

The 29-year-old will fight Francesco Pianeta this weekend

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder crashed Tyson Fury's weigh-in Friday in Northern Ireland.

The seed has well and truly been planted, ladies and gentlemen.

The chaos didn't stop there, either, as Wilder and Fury then had to be separated in the lobby of the Europa Hotel.

The incident came just hours after the confrontation at Fury's weigh-in, who faces Pianeta tonight.

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

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

Wilder will be ringside for Saturday's bout, and told BBC Sport he loved the "energy" of Friday's weigh-in as it provided him with a view as to what a bout with Fury would be like.

Fury's promoter and Wilder himself both confirmed that the bout had been arranged, with details expected to emerge next week. The victor of Fury-Wilder would have a completely different stance on the negotiating table for any bout with Anthony Joshua.

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

Following initial attempts to shout each other down, the 54-year-old Fury aggressively approached Wilder before he was restrained by a security guard and his son's trainer Ben Davison, and further shouting continued.

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Tyson Fury responds to taunts from Deontay Wilder.

After initially shaking hands with Fury's father, John, things got heated. The interim WBO featherweight champion Frampton, 31, appeared dry on the scales and after stripping naked came in exactly on the nine-stone limit.

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