Deontay Wilder 45-Minute Interview on Fury, Joshua, More

Heather Diaz
August 18, 2018

Minders held both Wilder and Fury's back from a pantomime punch-up, which erupted in the five-star hotel after Fury's father John threatened to pre-empt the Gypsy King's impending super-fight by being first to beat up Wilder.

The seed has well and truly been planted, ladies and gentlemen.

He defeated Sefer Seferi on his return to the ring, and is now slated to fight Italian Francesco Pianeta on Saturday night.

The weigh-in was moved to the Europa Hotel in Belfast City Center after rain caused the cancelation of the pre-fight ceremony originally slated for the open-air Windsor Park.

The WBC heavyweight champion stormed into the room as Fury was being weighed and shouted "bomb squad!" The new kid in town is Fury and ours is the biggest fight'.

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Following the weigh-in, Wilder and Fury clashed outside, with the two fighters separated by security.

Footage taken from the reception shows Wilder screaming: "I'll knock you out" at Fury with a crowd of people between them.

Having flown to Belfast from the United States, Wilder will be ringside for the fight, before potentially defending his title against Fury - providing the Brit defeats Pianeta. The interim WBO featherweight champion Frampton, 31, appeared dry on the scales and after stripping naked came in exactly on the nine-stone limit.

Wilder also dismissed Anthony Joshua just as brusquely, saying: 'Tyson will win here on Saturday night and then I will knock him out when we fight.

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