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Deontay Wilder clashes with Tyson Fury and his father at weigh

Deontay Wilder clashes with Tyson Fury and his father at weigh

The chaos didn't stop there, either, as Wilder and Fury then had to be separated in the lobby of the Europa Hotel.

Wilder reiterated his interest in the fight by showing up for Fury's pre-fight press conference for Saturday's return fight against Italian boxer Francesco Pianeta, himself coming off a setback.

Wilder got into a freakish shouting match with Fury's father John and then clashed with Tyson himself as the pair traded insults. It is likely, however, that Wilder wasn't familiar with the venue, as he shouted his "Bomb Squad" catchphrase repeatedly.

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.

Following initial attempts to shout each other down, the 54-year-old Fury aggressively approached Wilder before he was restrained by a security guard and his son's trainer Ben Davison, and further shouting continued.

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It looked for a while like Wilder might finally fight Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) in a heavyweight unification bout, but those plans fell through.

Fury weighed in at 258lbs, some 18lbs lower than he was for his fight with Sefer Seferi in June.

The bookmakers see Wilder vs Fury as an nearly completely even contest with Betfair offering odds of 5/6 on the American and 10/11 on the Englishman.

Carl Frampton may be feeling more like a warm-up act at his own show after that display, but he had a fairly uneventful morning in comparison, weighing in at 126lbs exactly.


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