Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Tale of the tape for £19m world heavyweight title bout

TYSON FURY heads into the lion's den this weekend as he tries to win the only world title he has never held before.

The Gypsy King heads into the clash as underdog, just like he did when he shocked the world and dethroned the great Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.

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 Tyson Fury will be hoping to do all his talking in the ring as he fights Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt

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Tyson Fury will be hoping to do all his talking in the ring as he fights Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt

That time he left Dusseldorf with the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO world titles – now he has the chance to wrap the WBC version around his waist.

But standing in the way is the brash, undefeated monster puncher Wilder.

The American has knocked out every single one of his opponents, winning all 40 of his fights.

The only person to take him to points was Bermane Stiverne in 2015 – but then the Bronze Bomber knocked him out in a rematch two years later.

 As you might have expected, it all kicked off at the Fury vs Wilder press conference

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As you might have expected, it all kicked off at the Fury vs Wilder press conference
 Tyson Fury has incredibly lost TEN STONE for his big shot at the WBC heavyweight king

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Tyson Fury has incredibly lost TEN STONE for his big shot at the WBC heavyweight king

Fury, who is expected to pocket around £8m for the fight, has already won arguably his biggest battle.

The Wythenshawe boxer was out of the ring for two-and-a-half years and battled depression in the wake of two failed drugs tests.

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During this time his weight ballooned to 28st, and it seemed a pipe dream for him to ever lace up the gloves and challenge for world titles again.

But under the stewardship of trainer and close friend Ben Davison, the 30-year-old is back and on boxing's biggest stage.

The pair started off a amicably enough in the build up, with Fury saying that Wilder and his team had been "nothing but gentlemen".

But it all kicked off at the final press conference before the two giants weigh in.

Fury and Wilder almost came to blows as the Gypsy King removed his shirt before the fight.

Speaking about the bust-up, Fury said: "I took my shirt off to get involved and frightened them all away.

"Everyone thinks the rivalry is fake but they can guess again as it nearly went off again.

"Wilder thought he needed to spit in my face or whatever he was doing, shouting. He feels pressured, you can see the pressure he is under out there."

Wilder was generally quiet in the press conference but did say Fury only became a champion "in a small country".

Tyson Fury takes his shirt off during heated face-off with Deontay Wilder

TYSON FURY heads into the lion's den this weekend as he tries to win the only world title he has never held before.