The former unified champion adds serious glamour and some extra spotlight to the Windsor Park BT Sport fight night.
That spotlight and the world media glare will increase significantly after it emerged that the former Irish champion is looking to hijack Anthony Joshua’s Wilder undisputed unification fight plans.
Fury and promoter Frank Warren revealed yesterday that the Manchester-born big man, who fights former world title challenger Francesco Pianeta on the Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson undercard, is in advanced talks with 32-year-old WBC title holder Wilder [40(39)-0].
If a deal is done, or even close, the smart move would to bring the big-punching, big-talking Alabama banger to Belfast to help promoter a December clash.
If that is the case, Fury said he would invite Wilder “for a cup of tea and a sandwich afterwards, and a pint.”
Many have dismissed the Wilder talk as a mere publicity stunt – noting how, following a two year lay off, two comeback fights won’t be enough for Fury to regain full fitness and sharpness.
Most envision the awkward and unorthodox character to have another few more fights before returning to world level in 2019 and beyond.
However, the last fighter to hold the Irish heavyweight title claims it’s all but a done deal to face Wilder – who has been in protracted talks with IBF-WBA-WBO champ Joshua – by the end of the year.
“Confident it’s done. I have just got to beat Pianeta first, and then I’ll fight Wilder next,” he said
“We’re all going to America on a road trip. I’ve been to America before. Conquered Steve Cunningham in New York [in 2013]. I’m going back to conquer again.”
The 29-year-old also took time to slate Anthony Joshua leaving for a lack of ‘nuts’ claiming the fighter, who now holds the three titles which Furu won on that famous night in Duesseldorf, is afraid of the American.
“When you’ve got no nuts, you won’t fight people. Why don’t you fight Wilder for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world and get $80m in the meanwhile?”
“He has been exposed in my opinion and if he does fight Wilder he will get knocked out because he’s useless.
“When you’re a world champion and nearly 30 and you won’t fight other men, for millions of pounds, you’re a bum and a s***house and you shouldn’t be involved in boxing.”
“There will be no s***house here. I won’t blame a contract or a few more million dollars on why a fight isn’t happening.”