'F**k her': Promoter unleashes in Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder 'mess'

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Tyson Fury (pictured left) poses with his belt as host Kate Abdo (pictured right) gestures on stage.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum took aim at press conference host Kate Abdo (pictured right) after she suggest a face-off between Tyson Fury (pictured left) and Deontay Wilder. (Getty Images)

The biggest heavyweight boxing match in 2021 is closing in as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder step into the ring this weekend, but the pre-fight press conference descended into a 'mess'.

Wilder is looking for redemption in his trilogy bout with the 'Gypsy King' after Fury won the second bout in emphatic fashion.

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The first fight ended in a controversial draw with many having Fury winning on the scorecards.

With the pair meeting face-to-face for the first time since their unusual press conference earlier in the year, many were unsure of what to expect.

But, Fury showed his customary bravado as he walked around the stage in an attempt to lure Wilder into a heated exchange of words.

Despite surprising fans and remaining silent in their first press conference, Wilder was more vocal this time around as he became antagonised.

However, the press conference descended into a 'mess' before host Kate Abdo signalled for the traditional face-off between fighters.

Fury's promoter Bob Arum quickly intervened and yelled out: "No, no, no."

Arum was then filmed walking off stage and having a go at Abdo.

“They bring this woman in from the UK and she’s slanting all the press conference to Wilder,” Arum said in an outburst after the press conference.

“I don’t give a damn but it’s obvious that’s what she was doing.

“She knew that the understanding was no face-off … we said no face-off, and what does she say? ‘Now we’re going to do a face-off’.

“F**k her and f**k them. There was no face-off and we saved the fight.”

Leading boxing reporter Dan Rafael labelled the press conference a 'mess', while ESPN reporter Mike Coppinger hit out at Arum's words towards Abdo.

Rafael later tweeted Arum went over to Abdo and apologised for his words.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder exchange words

The press conference became a 'mess' when Wilder again accused Fury of 'cheating' in their previous fight.

Wilder has thrown many allegations towards Fury since his loss, but none have been found true.

Fury dominated Wilder in the second fight, which finished with Wilder's team throwing in the towel.

Wilder went on to make numerous accusations to why he lost the fight, but appears in good physical shape for the trilogy.

If Fury to win the fight, it could set up a title unification bout with the winner of the potential rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

Usyk shocked the boxing world and dominated Joshua in their title bout in London.

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