A formality was handled easily as Fury (27-0, 20 KOs) pitched a shutout and earned a unanimous decision against Francesco Pianeta (35-5-1) Saturday in the co-main event of Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Island.
Fury was unsurprisingly announced as the victor, via a score of 100-90 on referee Steve Gray's scorecard.
They called, I answered. "One thing I do promise you, when I go to Las Vegas, I'm knocking you the f-- out".
"And I can tell you first hand he can really wallop".
The fight, broadcast on Showtime Sports' YouTube platform, served as a glorified sparring session, but the real attraction was the confrontation that took place between Fury and Wilder afterward. "It's on. It's the best fighting the best".
The pair also clashed at a city-center hotel on Friday, and it is a scene we will get used to before the pair finally meet again in a ring.
The fights themselves last night went according to plan for the two main event bouts with Fury winning a points decision and Carl Frampton producing a stunning stoppage of Luke Jackson.
"We have two men who will fight anyone", Fury said.
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The 6-foot-7 Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts and American's only heavyweight champion since 2007.
Fury won every round of tonight's contest and he did so in commanding style.
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.
It is perhaps boxing's biggest bout of the year other than the middleweight rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez next month.
Fury's promoter Frank Warren refused to say when and where the fight will happen, but the Gypsy King hinted it would be Las Vegas. He had to settle for something less spectacular, but Fury was happy. "I said sent me the contract". "We came here to get the rounds in with a tough man, quite durable".
He added: "Wow I punched wilder and kissed Tyson". I thought that was a step up with the opponent and display.
His ringwalk was to the song Sweet Home Alabama.