TYSON FURY, who returns to the ring this weekend, has vowed to make “Italian sausages” out of his German rival Francesco Pianeta. But the Englishman also admitted that if his opponent floors him, he will “kiss his feet”.

The 30-year-old boxer made the statement at a press conference in Belfast ahead this Saturday’s fight, where he will continue his comeback, and the former world championthen went on to say he said he wants to go to become a five-time world champion.

Fury will take on Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast and the bout is set to be one of the biggest boxing events the city has ever seen. This will be the Englishman’s second fight of his comeback after a three year lay-off and he is confident about maintaining his unbeaten record while admitting that a defeat by the German would be devastating.

“If he chins me, I’ll crawl on my knees and kiss his two feet because he’s obviously a better man than me and a better man that I have ever been,” he said. “If I can beat Francesco Pianeta, I’ll have beaten another boxer, big deal, but if he beats me, he is going on to something very big, life changing for him, and if I can’t beat Pianeta, I am going nowhere

“I’m going to smash him to pieces, make Italian sausage out of him.”

Speaking through a translator, Italian born Pianeta said he rates Fury highly, but vowed to give the fight his best, and said he was looking forward to it.

A victory for Fury would take him another step closer to a fight with heavyweight rival, WBC champion Deontay Wilder, with the pair expected to meet in December provided Fury secures a win on Saturday.

Also in action in Belfast on Saturday are Carl Frampton, who takes on Australian Luke Jackson, as well as Paddy Barnes, who fights Cristofer Rosales from Nicaragua with both going for world titles.

HeraldScotland | Sport

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