Tyson Fury has revealed that he is expecting Francesco Pianeta to be fighting at the best of his ability when the two come together in the ring at Windsor Park on August 18th, according to a report on RingNews24.

This is Fury’s second fight since returning to the sport after a prolonged absence due to personal problems.

The former world champion comfortably dispatched Sefer Seferi in Manchester earlier in the year and insisted that he wanted to fight someone more challenging.

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And, according to the former world champion, Pianeta will be just that. The 33-year-old will be looking to create a huge upset in Belfast and Fury is wary of the danger that he poses.

When speaking about his Italian opponent, Fury said:

Pianeta is just one win away from being back right there among the best. Everybody brings their A-game when they face me. They know it’s a lottery win if they can beat me.

I sparred with him in Germany when he was 26 and 0. He was tough, strong and he is a good opponent – very good.

I’m training hard in the gym every day. I’ve had no time off since the last fight. I’m getting in great shape and I’m really focused on my job.

Time is flying and it does when you’re having fun. I have a great team around me and we have got everything bang on. I’ve never, ever been this happy with my training and routine.

Pianeta previously fought Wladimir Klitschko but was completely dominated and was stopped in the 6th round. Fury is the heavy favourite to win the fight but the ‘Gypsy King’ isn’t taking this fight lightly.