We nearly got to see Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder exchange blows, even before the official fight, as they yesterday clashed at a press conference.
Fury and Wilder are both set to face off for the WBC Heavyweight title in Los Angeles, and a final pre-fight press conference was held earlier this evening LA, in which both men vowed to knock out the other.
Shortly after coming together to pose for the traditional face-off pictures, a mass brawl nearly ensued.
Just moments after coming very close to Fury, Wilder shouted:
“I’ma knock you the f**k out.”
Fury then smiled and said:
“I want you to, I want you to.”
33-year-old Wilder became increasingly agitated, saying:
“I promise you, I promise you.”
As Fury stood on his tiptoes, Wilder said:
“I don’t give a f**k how big you are, I’m going to knock you the f**k out. I’m goingto knock your a** out, I promise you that.
“You talk about how your people have been fighting for 200 years, my people have been fighting for 400 (years)! My people have been fighting for 400 (years)and are still fighting today.”
As Wilder continued, Fury put his hand on the Champions’ shoulder, which led to a member of Wilder’s team stepping towards him.
Fury quickly pushed back the Team Wilder member, an act which sparked a scuffle and led to the pair being separated from one another.