Tyson Fury warns against a weigh-in face-off over fear his title fight with Deontay Wilder will be cancelled
TYSON FURY fears a face-off at today’s weigh-in could end up with his showdown with Deontay Wilder being cancelled.
The bad-tempered build-up almost spilled over at Wednesday’s press conference as the Gypsy King, 30, squared up to his opponent.
Asked if there should be a face-off, he said: “No. Because if it comes to fisty cuffs – let’s have it.
“To be honest, we should’ve been allowed to get that close in the beginning, I wasn’t really there to cause a fight at a weigh in or a press conference I was enjoying it but he was obviously was taking it too serious.
“We won’t wait till Saturday night if he wants to get in my face like that. If I’m provoked, then I have to retaliate, if someone hits me it’s the worse thing anyone can do.
“Do you know what, he was lucky I didn’t take his teeth out, he got right up close to me like in me face, I could smell his breath, I could feel the spit coming out of his mouth when he was screaming and ranting about rubbish.
“I was thinking about hitting him with a left hook and head-butting him, but I thought that’s what he wants me to do to get out of the fight.
“This is the truth, I was going to hit him, I would’ve knocked him clean out.
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“I touched his shoulder because I changed my mind on cracking him. What are you supposed to do when someone’s in your face like that, he even stuck his big ugly finger nail in my forehead that’s why I’ve got a scrape on my head, he nearly poked me in the eye.
“I was thinking is this self defence if I crack him with the left hook, but I thought to myself no because I’ll get a massive fine – I’ll get reprimanded.”
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But Fury insists he will do everything to keep his cool because he reckons Wilder WANTS Saturday’s fight to be cancelled.
He added: “I don’t want this fight not to be on, I’ve been waiting for this fight for years, 2012, I picked Deontay Wilder as my third comeback fight.
“Deontay Wilder I believe is looking for any excuse to get out of this fight now he knows it’s on him.
“I ain’t going lose lose millions of pounds in fines for hitting Deontay Wilder and giving him what he wants, no way, too clever for that.”