Wilder vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder banned from facing off at weigh-in for rematch
After clashing at a media conference on Wednesday, Deontay Wilder and tyson Fury have been prohibited from using a face-off in the weigh-in because of their rematch in Las Vegas.
Wilder (41-0-1 41KOs) will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Fury (29-0-1 20KOs) on Saturday in a rematch of their controversial draw from 2018.
The pair were split by security guards after shoving at each other along with the Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned the fighters out of facing at Friday’s weigh-in.
“The Commission wants to make sure the fight goes without a hitch,” stated Evan Korn, media relations director for Tyson Fury’s US promoters Top Rank.
Promoter Bob Arum, that guides the profession in the USA of Fury, understands the choice and believes the clash at the press conference was detrimental for boxing’s picture.
“We had a face-off in the press conference and those men, they do not want to hurt each other clearly prior to the struggle, but they start pushing each other and they’re not celebrities,” Arum told Sky Sports News.
“They’re not educated, it may escape hand and someone else can get hurt.
“Additionally , it sends a genuine bad image. Whenever you have a press conference within the UK and it is just like a football game, do the players shove and push each other? They’re sportsmen.
“The exact identical thing with American football, the same thing with cricketthe same thing with rugby. Do we endure this type of crap?
“It really demeans the sport.”