Tyson Fury calls Deontay Wilder 'weak' as row erupts at press conference
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Tyson Fury’s and Deontay Wilder’s teams were engaged in a verbal jousting match as the two fighters prepared to weigh in ahead of Saturday’s world title fight in Las Vegas. The pair are preparing to face off for a third time, after the first meeting ended in a draw and the second bout saw Fury win via a technical knockout.
A clip shared on Twitter on Friday night showed both fighters and their teams shouting at each other, with clearly audible comments made about the other fighter’s mother.
The exchange, which was captured from the perspective of the Fury camp, went on for a few seconds before the Briton entered his dressing room, and a member of the Fury entourage continued the exchange before also entering the dressing room.
The Fury-Wilder series is expected to be concluded with this weekend’s third fight, with many fight fans still keen to see Fury take on Anthony Joshua, despite Joshua having lost to Oleksandr Usyk last month.
Speaking after weighing in at nearly three stone heavier than Wilder – 277lbs to 238 lbs – Fury said of his weight advantage. “It means total obliteration of a dosser, total annihilation. 277 pounds, I’m going to put him in the Royal Infirmary after this fight.”
Fury was asked about the impact Wilder’s new coach Malik Scott will have on the outcome of the fight an gave him short shrift: “Nothing, it’s one s***house teaching another s***house how to fight. Both a pack of losers.
“The man couldn’t fight himself, he was a s***house. So when you’ve got one s***house teaching another s***house how to fight, you’re on for a real pack of s***house cowards.”
Fury also had a sickening word of warning for Wilder’s wife, who was in attendance at the weigh-in.
He said: “I’m going to really severely damage him. He’ll be unrecognisable after our fight.
“I see his little pretty wife down there, she’ll not recognise him, don’t worry about that. I’ll send him home butchered.”
Fury coud face the winner of Otto Wallin vs Dillian Whyte if he gets the better of Wilder for a second time this weekend.
Whoever wins out of Wilder and Fury will be obligated to agree to contest a unification bout within 30 days of the fight in Las Vegas, but given Oleksandr Usyk is required to face Anthony Joshua in a rematch, the next fighter in line is WBC interim champion Whye.
Fury vs Wilder: Who will win?
A WBC statement said: “The WBC Board of Governors has reviewed the recent history in the Heavyweight Division.
“Considering the long inactivity in the division due to the pandemic, ongoing legal processes, and Covid-19 infections, the WBC has ruled that the winner of this fight will have 30 days to secure a contract to unify the Heavyweight Division against WBO-IBF-WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk in search of an undisputed champion in the division.
“If no unification bout is secured within that time, the winner of Fury v. Wilder 3 must then fight next against the then reigning WBC Interim Heavyweight Champion.”
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