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Tyson Fury continues Deontay Wilder mind games ahead of Francesco Pianeta fight

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-08-15 11:27:05

"If Pianeta chins me, I'll crawl across the ring and kiss his feet because he'd be a better man than me," he said.

"If I can't beat him, I'm going nowhere. He's a very dangerous opponent but I think I'm the greatest heavyweight who's ever been born.

"It's not actually going to be that hard to get all my belts back. All I've got to do is beat Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. It shouldn't be hard.

"I'm not focusing on Wilder or anyone besides Pianeta, though. Wilder may as well be a million years in the future. I'm focusing on Pianeta and nobody else.

"I've got a feeling Pianeta will come straight towards me and try and land some bombs.

"At least Pianeta has come here to fight me and look me in the eye. Others just talk about it on social media."

Fury made his comeback in June after two-and-a-half years out of the ring by overwhelming Sefer Seferi inside four rounds, having shed in the region of 10 stone in order to resume fighting.

While the 30-year-old will be aiming for another knockout, he would be just as happy if his bout with Pianeta went the distance.

"I'd prefer rounds," he said. "I've had one fight in three years so I need the rounds. Ten rounds hopefully, points decision."

He added: "The old Tyson Fury is gone, never to be seen again in history. The new Tyson Fury is here now. All I can promise is to put on a good fight.

"I do want to win a world title again so I have to raise my game after three years out of the game nearly and ballooning up to 28 stone.

"To lose that weight has been mentally and physically draining and to do it there has to be a want in the brain and I have that. That's why I'm a sick boxer and I win fights."

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