Fury ups come­back against Pianeta

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By SHEL­DAN KEAY

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.

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