Fury ver­sus Wilder talks un­der way

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - SPORT -

Ne­go­ti­a­tions for Tyson Fury to chal­lenge WBC cham­pion Deon­tay Wilder in De­cem­ber have be­gun, ac­cord­ing to the Bri­tish heavy­weight.

Fury, 29, fights for the sec­ond time since be­gin­ning his come­back when he meets lit­tle-known Ital­ian Francesco Pianeta at Belfast’s Wind­sor Park on Au­gust 18.

He has made lit­tle se­cret of his de­sire to fight ei­ther of the di­vi­sion’s world cham­pi­ons, Wilder and An­thony Joshua, and in­sists he and his pro­moter Frank War­ren are ready to take ad­van­tage of the break­down in ne­go­ti­a­tions for a Joshua-Wilder uni­fi­ca­tion fight.

The 32-year-old Wilder’s de­sire for a high-pro­file op­po­nent and his in­creased value in the con­text of a fight with Fury could make an agree­ment like­lier and Fury said: “I can con­firm that me and Deon­tay Wilder are in ne­go­ti­a­tions, very close to be­ing done.”

Tif­foney’s For­est fire

Morton winger Scott Tif­foney is on trial with English Cham­pi­onship side Not­ting­ham For­est af­ter snub­bing a new deal.

The 19-year-old, who made his de­but for the Cap­pielow men two years ago and had a loan spell at Clyde be­fore fea­tur­ing in 37 games last sea­son, was of­fered a new con­tract be­fore the end of last sea­son but is keen to find a new club. He has joined For­est for a trial pe­riod.

Ful­ham get Mitro­vic

Ful­ham have signed Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic on a per­ma­nent deal from New­cas­tle.

The Ser­bia striker has re­turned to Craven Cot­tage on a five-year con­tract for a fee which could rise to £27 mil­lion.

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