Friday, 13 July 2018
Tyson Fury promises serious approach to Belfast return against Pianeta.
Tyson Fury has promised to keep the approach strictly professional for the second phase of his return to action, when he meets the experienced Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on August 18. Fury took his clowning a little too far throughout both the buildup and fight against overmatched Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena in June, kissing the visitor before the action began and lifting his Albanian opponent at the scales.. Tyson knows that for his date with former world title challenger Pianeta, his trainer Ben Davison expects him to have his game face on and not to court the expected sell-out crowd at Windsor Park, which will simultaneously play host to Carl Frampton defending his WBO world interim featherweight title against Luke Jackson on the same evening.
Tyson explained that he’s not exactly the serious type of guy, he’s spontaneous and impulsive, but knows he has to curb his mischievous side come fight night on this occasion..
Frank Warren shares the thoughts of trainer Davison and believes Tyson is more likely to stick to the script because of the more serious nature of the selected opponent for this event..
The 33 year old Pianeta has twice challenged for the championship and was 29-0 before meeting Wladimir Klitschko in 2013..
Other losses have come at the hands of solid operators Kevin Johnson and Ruslan Chagaev, along with a recent defeat at the hands of Petar Milas only a few weeks ago..
Pianeta is tall and rangy southpaw with decent power, and in the middle of his peak years had to take a hiatus from the sport to defeat his toughest foe, testicular cancer.. Its the best opponent we could ask for at this particular time for Fury, and every credit to Francesco for taking the fight..