The trash talk for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 got so heated that Top Rank CEO Bob Arum waved off the staredown (watch the full pre-fight press conference video here).
Fury and Wilder exchanged words on the microphone ahead of their blockbuster boxing pay-per-view (PPV) main event this weekend (Sat., Oct. 9, 2021) on ESPN+ inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Gypsy King” and “The Bronze Bomber” will attempt to settle their rivalry in a trilogy fight for the WBC Heavyweight strap.
Fury conquered Wilder in their 2020 rematch. This was a do-over of their first clash in 2018, which resulted in a split draw. Much of Wednesday’s debate had to do with Wilder’s claims that a cheating Fury had loaded gloves in their most recent fight. Additionally, Wilder claimed to have been drugged mid-fight.
Elsewhere on the ESPN+ PPV main card, Robert Helenius and Adam Kownacki go to war in Heavyweight action, not long after fellow big men Efe Ajagba and Frank Sanchez spend 12 rounds exchanging Heavyweight leather.