Fury ups comeback against Pianeta
TYSON Fury will face Francesco Pianeta when he returns to the ring at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18.
The German is a former European heavyweight champion and also unsuccessfully challenged Wladimir Klitschko for his world titles in 2013.
It will be Fury’s second comeback fight following his victory over Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena last month.
The Manchester fighter won that bout after Seferi pulled out at the end of the fourth round, but promoter Frank Warren is expecting a much tougher test against Pianeta.
“The Seferi fight is history and Pianeta is a far better operator than him. His level of opposition tells you that,” said Warren.
“Tyson had been out of boxing for a long time and Pianeta is a good opponent.
“Tyson had a short rest after fighting Seferi but is back in fulltime camp and ready for his challenge in Belfast. He needs rounds under his belt before moving on to the next level and this fight will make him work for his win. I’m sure Pianeta will get into that ring desperate to upset Tyson.”
Fury’s win over Seferi in June was the first time he had stepped into the ring for over two-and-ahalf years, and saw him extend his unbeaten record to 26-0.
The fight against Pianeta takes place on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s clash with Luke Jackson.