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Wilder vs. Fury: Tyson Fury claims Deontay Wilder deliberately caused press conference brawl | Boxing News



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Tyson Fury has claimed that Deontay Wilder wanted Fury to hit him in order to get out of their heavyweight clash in Los Angeles

Tyson Fury has claimed that Deontay Wilder wanted Fury to hit him in order to get out of their heavyweight clash in Los Angeles

Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder deliberately caused a brawl at a press conference on Wednesday to get out of their world heavyweight title fight this weekend.

Fury and Wilder meet for the WBC belt in Los Angeles on Sunday and the pair came close to blows ahead of time when addressing the media in their final pre-fight press conference.

Fury had to be separated from Wilder during the usual face-off after the two fighters appeared to push each other – sparking and melee involving both camps.

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Wilder and Fury's rival entourages clashed as the press conference ended in chaotic scenes on Wednesday

Wilder and Fury's rival entourages clashed as the press conference ended in chaotic scenes on Wednesday

Fury insists Wilder was at fault over the altercation and believes it was a deliberate ploy by the American to get out of Sunday's fight.

"Deontay Wilder needed to do something so he started getting in my face," said Fury.

"I think he wanted me to hit today so he could get out of the fight, or get me a massive fine. But I was not going to do that.

"It was just a load of rubbish really. I'm pretty disappointed that it had to come to that kind of stuff, those tactics, at such a high level.

Wilder and Fury meet for the WBC heavyweight title on Sunday

Wilder and Fury meet for the WBC heavyweight title on Sunday

"I apologized for the conduct on both of our parts because tempers were high and he needs to prove a point."

Wilder, however, insists he is relishing the chance to face Fury at the Staples Center.

"I can not wait," said Wilder. "He does a lot of talking but now it's time to show it."

Follow the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury world heavyweight title fight from the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on our live blog from 2am, Sunday morning.


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