"This fight is official, it is on baby".
All it needs now is a time and a place.
The weigh-in was moved to the Europa Hotel in Belfast City Center after rain caused the cancelation of the pre-fight ceremony originally slated for the open-air Windsor Park.More news: United Kingdom parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder
The American Wilder then entered the ring and said: "We are ready now". This fight will happen.
"This is what we've been waiting for - the best fighting the best".
Tyson Fury holds Deontay Wilder's WBC belt aloft as he celebrates victory against Francesco Pianeta.
Speaking post-fight, Fury explained that he "needed the rounds" to get back to the desirable level he wishes to fight at. I said: "Send me the contract.' They sent the contract". The former world champion, returning for the second time after 30 months away due to a drug ban, weighed in at 18st 6lbs yesterday, and promptly ignored his opponent, indulging instead in a verbal slanging match with the American Deontay Wilder, the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, who will work as an analyst with the U.S. broadcasters Showtime from ringside. "I promise you. You've never been knocked out but you're going to feel the experience, what it feels to get hit by the Bronze Bomber".More news: Livescore: Latest Premier League result for Chelsea vs Arsenal, 2018/2019 EPL scores
After shocking the boxing world by beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Fury was out of the ring for two and a half years because of mental health and drug problems.
Fury, 30, completed his second successful comeback bout of his summer against Pianeta in his return to the ring from a almost three-year layoff due to substance abuse and mental-health issues.
Pianeta weighed in lighter than Fury at 18st (252 pounds) exactly. Wilder was born in Alabama.
The acrimonious war of words between Wilder and Fury ignited back in January 2016, when they had to be separated in the ring after Wilder knocked out Poland's Artur Szpilka. Your fans always prove me right, it's a great feeling to see so many people come and follow boxing. "This man [Pianeta] couldn't land a blow on me tonight". We were happy with the performance. I thought that was a step up with the opponent and display.More news: NASCAR Veteran Elliott Sadler Will Retire From Full-Time Competition After 2018 Season
Fury, who switched to southpaw for the last two rounds, did not get the grandstand finish he or his promoter Warren wanted, but he did answer questions about his fitness, as he looked sharp until the end.