Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III: The British boxer Taunts His American Opponent, ‘Your Legacy Is In Shambles’

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Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Date: Saturday, 9 October (approx. 04:00 BST on Sunday, 10 October).
Coverage: Live text updates on BBC Sport website.

At the final news conference before their trilogy bout, Tyson Fury provoked Deontay Wilder into a shouting war.

This Saturday, they fight in Las Vegas, with Fury defending his WBC world heavyweight title for the first time.

During the closing speeches, a tense exchange ensued as Fury maintained that Wilder’s legacy had been tarnished.

“You’re in denial and you’re getting knocked out. Do yourself a favour and retire from boxing. Your legacy is in bits,” Fury said. “Even all your excuses have been destroyed. You’re a weak man.”

Wilder rose to the taunts and insisted his opponent had no power over him. “I don’t have to fight another day in my life, I am good – can you say the same thing? Nervous energy,” he replied as Fury insulted him.

Source: BBC Sport

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