Boxing News: “Get ready for combat and prepare yourself on the battlefield,” Deontay Wilder delivered a fiery pre-fight prediction before getting into a heated argument with Tyson Fury during the final news conference.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were denied a pre-fight fight after a heated argument broke out between the heavyweight rivals during the final press conference.
Just days before their third WBC title battle, Fury and Wilder became caught in a furious argument, and the bickering pair were prohibited from going head-to-head in front of the cameras.
The British fighter, who won the WBC title with a seventh-round stoppage last February, had made a dismissive opening statement.
“All of these battles are the same to me,” Fury stated. “I’ve got a person punching me in the face and attempting to take my head off.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s Deontay Wilder or anyone. It makes no difference to me because it’s the Tyson Fury travelling show.
“It has been going on for 13 years.”
After his first professional loss, Wilder made a number of odd assertions about Fury, but the American stood by his remarks.
“I don’t regret it, and I’m going to my grave believing in what I believe,” Wilder stated.
“I have facts on my side. A lot of things have been confirmed and clarified for me.
“Many people are capable of believing whatever they want. We’re all just people. We believe what we want to believe.
“However, the eyes do not deceive.
“Understanding and seeing some things only made me a better guy and fighter. To be aware of facts.
“It made me even more hungry than I was before.”
Fury issued a stinging retort, saying: “After three years out from the ring, I defeated him for the first time. Actually, it’s quite pleasant. He won the first two rounds in a 12-round fight.
“In the rematch, I completely destroyed him. He didn’t even win a single round.
“In this third fight, I’m seeing a lot more of the same.
“I hope you’ve prepared your excuse book, dosser!”
Wilder had issued a final challenge, saying: “Tell you, men, to get ready for war by preparing yourself on the battlefield.
“This is going to be an amazing fight on October 9th.”
However, Fury provoked a heated debate with Wilder that was laced with insults, and the duo exited the stage before the customary pre-fight photographs.
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