World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is at the Barclays Center tonight for the Deontay Wilder-Artur Szpilka fight, which is streaming live here at BLH, and he was asked about the main event. He didn't have anything good to say in the video above from Tha Boxing Voice:
"I think the fight is a load of shite, mate. There's only one. Both of these guys should be cleaning my shoes. They ain't good enough to lace my boots, they ain't good enough to hold my coat. They're bums! Bums! They're bums! They're both bums! Bum City! Bums! All bums! All bums!"
Fury is slated to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch this spring, and has never shown any love for Wilder, who is sort of a natural rival for him. Both are young, tall heavyweights who have emerged as top fighters at the same time, and have been compared and contrasted for years in the press and among fans. Both now hold world titles, too, making the media rivalry even bigger. Ideally, the two would meet sometime this year to settle things, but we'll have to see.
At any rate, Fury isn't avoiding being associated with Wilder by attending the fight tonight.