But yesterday Fury said of the American: 'If I come through this, then Wilder has the chance to fight me for the lineal championship.
Speaking through a translator, Italian-born Pianeta said he rates Fury highly, but the 33-year-old vowed to give the fight his best, and said he was looking forward to it.
Fury became world champion in 2015 with a shock win over Wladimir Klitschko but then spent two-and-a-half years out of the ring, during which time he says he "ballooned up to 28 stone" in weight.
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This coupled with a fight against the UKAD and a battle with depression led to a near-three year layoff for the 30-year-old, but McCrory believes that the press had their knives out for the traveller from the moment he won the titles. Hopefully he won't be successful and we'll put on a show.
"You've got the two heavyweights in Wilder and Fury who want to get it on, and whoever wins will be the No. 1 heavyweight in the world".
"He's southpaw which is a lot more awkward because there aren't many of them in the division, so it's hard to get sparring".
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There will be an inevitable face off after the event, that's if the result goes according to Team Fury's plans, so expect some potentially big news following the heavyweight contest.
"What you're likely to see from me on Saturday is a heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard".
He has knocked out everyone he has faced so far and, on paper, you'd have to say he'd be the favourite to beat Fury, if only because Tyson has only had had one fight in in the two and a half years since he beat Klitschko.
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But he was stripped of his belts following a series of well-documented personal problems away from the sport, eventually taking an extended break to address both his mental and physical wellbeing.