Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder involved in confrontation at weigh in

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The seed has well and truly been planted, ladies and gentlemen.

Pianeta (35-4-1) weighed in at 16st, 2lbs and 10oz and asked Fury to pose for a selfie on stage following their face-off.

Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, owns a 40-0 record with 39 knockouts after a TKO victory over Luis Ortiz in his most recent fight March 3.

Wilder is in Ireland to serve as a guest commentator for Saturday's fight between Fury and Francesco Pianeta as part of the BT Sport broadcast team.

Wilder is expected to challenge Fury to a heavyweight showdown later in the year, while Saunders - an ally of Fury's - is there to support his friend.

Many have voiced concerns that Fury is not ready to face Wilder, including Matchroom Sport Promoter Eddie Hearn, who manages three-belt unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua, but Fury will have another opportunity on Saturday to answer his critics.

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Saunders' attack looks to be retaliation for incidents earlier Friday between Wilder and the Fury family. "Joshua is old news, there's a new kid in town - Tyson Fury". While David Haye argued that Fury was perhaps holding back so as not "to scare" Wilder away, certain viewers have been less generous. "Ours is the biggest fight".

Interestingly, bookmakers have already marked up prices for Fury-Wilder and they believe that Fury is odds on.

After initially shaking hands with Fury's father, John, things got heated.

Interim WBO featherweight champion Frampton, 31, came in exactly on the nine-stone limit on the scales after stripping naked.

Australia's Jackson, 33, was 8st 12.8lbs, and similarly to Wilder, the IBF champion Josh Warrington will be ringside in the expectation of him next fighting Frampton.