WILDER VS FURY 3 PRESS CONFERENCE SHOTS FIRED! FIGHTERS TRADE BARBS- NO FACE OFF| Bob Arum is MAD!
Article by Rick Mohamed
The Wilder vs Fury 3 final press conference was a rush of adrenaline and heated exchanges from both fighters and even promoters after the event. Deontay Wilder, after being silent during the last press conference, cut loose and let his opponent, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, get all the smoke!
Both Wilder and Fury have enough pent-up animosity to guarantee that these two men, when pitted against each other in a ring for a third time, the trilogy of their battle, there will be nothing short of a WAR.
“Sugar Hill” Steward nephew of legendary trainer of champions Emanuel Steward, has said that he’s now given Fury something he’s not had begore: one-punch knockout power. Fury is a very skilled boxer who outfights his opponents, getting knockouts with barrages of punches.
Wilder, on the other hand, has the legendary right hand that has knocked out over 90% of his opponents. After his only blemishes to his previously undefeated record at the hands of Fury (1 loss, 1 draw in the 2 previous fights vs Fury), he decided to part ways with former amateur great & welterweight champion, Olympic gold medalist (Los Angeles 1984) Mark Breland. Replacing him is former foe & sparring partner Malik Scott.
Scott has turned Wilder into more than a one-trick pony. Wilder had a tendency to depend on his weapon, his prodigious right hand that’s packing lots of knockout power. Now, Scott has turned him into a more well-rounded boxer, going to the body and letting his hands go.
The 2 exchanged barbs and fired shot after shot at the other. They really want to get at each other!
At the end of the presser, the lady interviewer asked the 2 to meet @ center stage for a face-off. Both denied the request, which was obviously best due to the level of tension that was in the air.She recognized the error, and quickly apologized…
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was livid about the face-off request: “F### her!”, he yelled. The 89-year old “Dean” of boxing promoters was in rare form this day. He’s quite familiar with boxing controversy, what with his extensive experience as a promoter of many of the biggest fights in history.
Queensberry CEO Frank Warren was also there to lend his voice to the proceedings, eagerly awaiting the winner, where he’ll work to get the unification “tournament” to continue.
The other heavyweight titles have already changed hands, when former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk thoroughly then champion Anthony Joshua on Sept. 25th in London.
Will the winner of this fight take on Usyk (or Joshua, if he wins their possible rematch, either in January or February of 2022)? Time and circumstance will tell.
Finally, Brawlers Sports CEO Rick Mohamed waded through the crowd after the presser and found a voice of reason & logic, WBC President Hon. Mauricio Sulaiman, who spoke & injected a bit of calm into the chaos. Truly, come Saturday night, this will be a very mean fight.
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Brawlers Sports Media is a media company that built their level of reporting boxing news to all the boxing fans out there from ground zero. CEO Rick Mohamed vows to deliver top quality content and one on one interviews as well as articles for the boxing communities’ entertainment.