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Fury Blames Stage Brawl On Wilder

Joel Pattison

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Fury Blames Stage Brawl On Wilder

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had their last press conference yesterday ahead of their Saturday night fight at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

The undefeated fighters will go toe-to-toe for Wilders WBC heavyweight title and Fury claims that the American started the scuffle at last night press conference to try and get out of the bout.

Things got heated when the pair stood head-to-head and exchanged words before pushing each other. The Gypsy King ripped off the upper-half of suit and tried to get to Wilder, while their camps brawled.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, Fury believes the Bronze Bomber is blame for the kick-off and claims he did it on purpose to get out of this weekends fight.

"Deontay Wilder needed to do something so he started getting in my face," the 30-year-old said.

"I believe 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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"It was 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 our parts because tempers were high, and he not does need to prove a point."

Fury is outsider at 6/4 to win the fight, while Wilder, who has won all 40 of his professional fights (39 via knockout), is 8/13 to beat the Briton.

Although, 58.72% of bets have been placed on the Gypsy King to be the first man to beat the heavy-handed American (Oddschecker).

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