After the frankly predictable press conference scuffle between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury, there’s been some talk about it all, and Fury, it seems, wasn’t a fan of the whole thing.
“I believe he wanted me to hit [him] 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 a just a load of rubbish really. I’m quite disappointed that it had to come to that sort of stuff, those tactics, at such a high level. I apologise for the conduct on both of our parts because tempers were high and he does need to prove a point.”
Fury (27-0, 19 KO) has never been one to avoid a confrontation or a bit of trash talk, so I’d take this all with a grain of salt. It sounds good — and sounds bad for Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) — so I’m thinking it’s just further promotion, which both men are pretty good at.
Either way, it’s a legitimately big fight, and it’s coming on Saturday, barring anything insane at Friday’s weigh-in.