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Fury agrees fight against WBC heavyweight champion Wilder following comfortable victory over Pianeta

Fury was a comfortable winner against Pianeta in Windsor Park Credit: PA

Tyson Fury will challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in November after easing to a 10-round victory over Francesco Pianeta at Belfast's Windsor Park.

The 30-year-old needed only to defeat his little-known opponent to secure the ambitious fight, which will represent only the third since his comeback began in June, and was afterwards joined in the ring by the powerful American where both fighters and promoter Frank Warren confirmed they will meet.

Crucially for Fury, after the disappointment of his four-round victory over Sefer Seferi in June, in being taken the 10-round distance he was given the chance to shift much of the ring rust that would have developed during his near-three-year absence.

He will have to lose further weight and continue to rediscover his sharpness following an unremarkable performance in which he rarely hurt his opponent, but standing opposite Wilder, he vowed: "I'm going to win this man's belt and bring it back to defend right here in Belfast.

"You can't knock out what you can't hit. This man (Pianeta) couldn't land a blow on me.

"This was the performance I needed to prove against a tough opponent that I can move and box again at the best level.



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