Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury Clash Again At LA News Conference

Tanuja Saikhom | 6 months ago

Heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on Wednesday clashed again on the stage at their pre-fight news conference in Los Angeles. The rivals were pulled apart by the attendees and entourages on the stage after they confronted with spurting of words on another.

The fighters were also separated during a news conference in October after Fury called Wilder “a fraud”.

Things were calmed when the fighters gave their opening speeches and took their respective seats. Then they started hurling words to each other while being seated on the opposite sides of the stage. 

The heated argument led to a bedlam when Wilder kept a spit firing of words from his seat while Fury was speaking about his accomplishment.

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Fury said Wilder may be the winner of different titles during 2015-17, but Wilder needed him because he is still unknown in the USA. The Briton, who claimed that he overcome mental health issues said he stood as more than a champion and he will represent vulnerable people.

Wilder, who has a record run of 40-0 win in professional matches hit back at Fury. 

“I will knock Tyson Fury out,” said the 33-year-old American professional.

In the next minute, the fighters became embroiled in the packed conference room. Fury removed his shirt as the fighters started to push one another. 

Showtime sportscaster Jim Gray, who was present on the stage escaped unhurt in the ruckus.

Wilder will put his WBC belt on the line on December 1 bout against Fury at the Staples Center, who is aiming to become a heavyweight champion for the first time since he upset Wladimir Klitschko three years ago in Germany. That was Klitschko's first loss in 11 years.