Tyson Fury’s dad has to be restrained after confronting Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury’s dad had to be physically restrained after confronting heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder on Friday.

The American will be ringside at Windsor Park in Belfast on Saturday night to watch Fury take on Francesco Pianeta.

And should the giant traveller emerge victorious, he is expected to take on Wilder in Las Vegas later this year.

Wilder and Fury’s dad John – who spent five years prison for gouging a man’s eye out – exchanged words before the weigh-in.

Wilder, who is part of American broadcaster Showtime’s coverage, yelled his trademark "Bomb squad" catchphrase which appeared to irritate Fury Senior.

He initially shook hands with the fighter but then started shouting at Wilder.

He was held back by his son’s trainer Ben Davison before Fury and Pianeta stepped on the scales.

Fury then weighed 18st 6lbs, 18 pounds lighter than when he fought Sefer Seferi on his return to the ring in June.

Afterwards, he and Wilder exchanged insults as the hype for their December date was ramped up.

In the main event, Carl Frampton had to strip off to make the featherweight limit for his clash with Australian Luke Jackson.

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