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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s press conference will be explosive as the rivals face-off TONIGHT


So many insults have been exchanged by Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder that now they’re having to get inventive.

In one of his latest attempts to get under Wilder’s skin, Fury called him a cheesecake. Know how that’s offensive? Same here.

At times their never-ending war of words has verged on the ridiculous and catty while at others it’s been violent and vulgar, even if they do have a fight to sell.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will come face off ahead of their trilogy at tonight's conference

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will come face off ahead of their trilogy at tonight’s conference

It will be the first time they've come face to face since Fury's brutal beating of Wilder last year

It will be the first time they’ve come face to face since Fury’s brutal beating of Wilder last year

It’s nothing that’s not been said before but talking about ‘cracking skulls’ and ‘legal murder’ in a sport that will sadly see deaths in the ring every year is in extremely poor taste and beyond the pale. 

Not that that will stop Fury and Wilder from going in on the obscenities.

After months of being at each other’s throats, these worst of enemies will go face to face at tonight’s press conference in Los Angeles for the first time since Fury dished out that brutal beating on Wilder over a year ago.  

Expect more handbags and bloody promises. Here, Sportsmail look back at what’s been said and how their rivalry has become so fierce over the years.

Bad blood started after their last fight

Before their first fight, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder actually had some nice things to say about each other.

Mainly because they had a shared interest in bashing the other major player in the heavyweight division in Anthony Joshua.

Talking up their bravery for taking such a risk and making it known how easy their fight was to make, they let AJ have it with both barrels, claiming he was ducking the big fights against them, was a ‘fraud’ and that they were the true champions.

Of course there were the usual theatrics when they came head to head in front of the cameras, but the respect was clearly there.

The rivalry between the heavyweights has intensified since their first fight back in 2018

The rivalry between the heavyweights has intensified since their first fight back in 2018

Wilder angered Fury by accusing him of cheating in the aftermath of his defeat in the rematch

Wilder angered Fury by accusing him of cheating in the aftermath of his defeat in the rematch

But leading up to the rematch, the threats became more violent as the animosity they had for one another began to override the respect.

What happened in the aftermath to what would be one of the finest nights of Fury’s career and worst of Wilder’s life, would light the blue touch paper. 

Wilder came out with a long list of far-fetched and elaborate excuses for his stoppage defeat, and even accused Fury of cheating by hiding an egg-weight in his glove or not having his hand properly positioned inside his glove.

Since then, it’s been carnage. Even more so since their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas was confirmed for July 24.

What Fury has said since

March 2020: ‘I’ll be obliged to give him a bit more, you never get bored of beating Deontay Wilder up, it’s just one of those things you take great pride in doing.’

April 2020: ‘To be honest I was quite disappointed in the challenge that Wilder brought.

‘Maybe all the excuses he made, some of them were true. Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever.

‘I’m not sure because that wasn’t the Deontay Wilder that I prepared for. That wasn’t the animal I put myself through all those hours in training for.

‘Like I said, it would be one of my easiest fights, and it was. I believe that was one of my easiest fights apart from the early knockovers that I had.’

June 2020: ‘Wilder will only take the rematch because of the money and he’s got eight or nine kids to feed. I’ll happily batter him again to get him out of the way.’ 

September 2020: After putting up a painting of him landing a punch on Wilder, Fury said: ‘Boom! Have that, Wilder! Haha.’

Fury taunted Wilder by unveiling a mural of him punching the American in his home gym

Fury taunted Wilder by unveiling a mural of him punching the American in his home gym

October 2020: ‘I’ve just read an article saying I might have had some “blunt objects” in my gloves. Yeah, two big 19-stone destroyers in each glove. Getting punched in the temple may do that do you.

‘Unless Deontay Wilder’s own trainer Jay Deas was in on the conspiracy as well along with all the Las Vegas Commission guys who never left the room.

‘Jay Deas was in the room while I had my hands wrapped, he examined them. He was in there when I had my gloves put on, examined them, and everybody else was in the room, they don’t leave you.

‘So everybody citing foul play – bulls***. And the next time I’ll put a dent in his boxing career, end it. It’ll be two knockout losses in a row, bye bye forever.’

November 2020: ‘I think he has lost his marbles!

‘First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves…

‘Now someone has spiked his water… It’s one of those things, isn’t it.’ 

February 2021: ‘One year ago today I did exactly what I said I would do to the big Dosser Deontay.’

February 2021: ‘Wilder’s got a load of a*** kissers in his camp.

‘He’s absolutely disappointed me as a man and I feel sorry for him.

‘Even if he does come back, I think he’s finished. People are not afraid of him anymore.’

May 2021: ‘What a joke Deontay Wilder has become asked for $20million (£14m) to move over #joker looks like I have to crack his skull again!’ 

Fury ripped into Wilder over some of the excuses he used following his defeat against him

Fury ripped into Wilder over some of the excuses he used following his defeat against him

May 2021: ‘Wilder three fight because Wilder’s a p****, excuse-maker and a s***house. Shall we do it and put him out of his misery?

‘Put him seriously smashed to bits, crack the other side of his skull, give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, a leg injury, nut**** injury, the whole lot.

‘Wilder, contract’s signed, you’re getting smashed.

‘When I say smashed, I mean smash, smash, smash. You’re getting knocked out, end of, one round, you’re going, I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you.’

May 2021: ‘That time of the day guys, nice big dessert, that’s how much I’m preparing for Deontay Wilder. Because at the end of the day, he’s nothing more than a cheesecake himself.’

June 2021: ‘I’m going to do more damage to him than I did the last time. Clearly he’s suffered his first mental breakdown since I gave him his first defeat. Not surprising really. I injured him heavily. As well as the torn biceps he kept going on about he ended up with a ruptured shoulder, while I also gave him a cracked skull and two burst ear-drums.

‘I smashed him to pieces. He felt like he’d been run over by an 18-wheeler. Make that a six-foot-niner. Then he lost the plot completely with all those mad allegations.

‘I haven’t spoken to him since that night but he’s had a lot of mental issues. I would be the best person to help him. I will if he wants. Maybe not before July 24.

‘I hope he brings a lot more to the ring than last time. That was a one-sided beat-down but I love real challenges. I didn’t think he would take the trilogy fight but he’s proved me wrong. Either he’s a glutton for punishment or he’s just coming for the money. Because he knows he can’t win. At least it will be over quicker for him. He won’t last seven rounds this time.’

Fury has vowed to crack Wilder's skull in their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas on July 24

Fury has vowed to crack Wilder’s skull in their trilogy showdown in Las Vegas on July 24

What Wilder has said since

April 2020: ‘In my eyes, I don’t see Fury as a champion. It’s still going. He ain’t the champion yet. We still got one more fight left.

‘I’m not done yet. This (third fight) is the last final straw right here, as I see it. I am looking forward to showing the world the best of Deontay Wilder.’

October 2020: ‘I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your fist in the improper position.

‘You tried the same method the second time but this time you scratched flesh out of my ears which caused them to bleed.

‘It’s impossible for a brand new 10oz glove to bend, to keep a smushed-in form or to have loose space. I highly believe you had something hard in your glove, something the size and the shape of an egg-weight. It’s the reason why the side of my face swelled up in an egg-weight form. And it left a dent in my face as well.

‘But in the midst of it all, you still couldn’t keep this king down. You would have had to kill me. In the end it took a c***-in-a-bucket referee and a disloyal trainer (Mark Breland) to throw the towel in just to stop me.

‘It is time for you to be a man and honour your word, instead of trying to weasel out of our agreement. Scared people run but a scary man will break his contract. You coward a** b****.’

Wilder has recently said he wants to 'disfigure and decapitate' Fury and has 'built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide'

Wilder has recently said he wants to ‘disfigure and decapitate’ Fury and has ‘built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide’

November 2020: ‘I haven’t yet heard valid proof of how gloves flap all the way back, why your hands were in the middle of the glove, why did my ear have scratches deep inside my ear? Because of your (Fury’s) nails.

‘It’s so many different facts and proof that we have. But it just shows the greatness of it.

‘He cheated. He flat out cheated

‘That wasn’t the best man. That was a coward. He got a long reputation of being a known cheater. And if you known to be a known cheater, why you gonna stop now?

‘The gist of it, if they have the opportunity to cheat and you don’t cheat, you’re known as a sucker.’

May 2021: ‘Many people in boxing did this (put their hand over their eyes) and that (put their hand over their ears). 

‘That allowed them to do this (keep their mouth shut). They saw no evil and heard no evil.

‘You can’t not see that gloves don’t bend, your wrist doesn’t bend unless you’re double jointed or something. It’s impossible.

‘They couldn’t even knock me out. They couldn’t even keep me down. It took a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in.

‘We know he (Fury) don’t have no power. He gave me every best of him he had in that ring and I took it all. I knew something was not right with my body. He got a rap sheet of cheating and using drugs.

‘You talk about a guy like me who’s got no rap sheet, just pure power and pure work ethic but I’m lying? And you got a guy who’s known for cheating and he’s telling the truth?

‘My mentality is – you’ve been contemplating about hurting a person so bad, to the point you wanna disfigure him so his mother wouldn’t even know who he was. You wanna decapitate him in every way, like premeditated stuff.

‘There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. You got to go through me. I’m the hardest puncher in heavyweight history, and I’m going to continue to do that.

‘I’m ready to get this title back. We were contractually obligated to have a fight. He gave his word. When you do all that – and we have the proof – you got to abide by that.

‘You got to handle the business, and you can’t close the chapter without going through Deontay Wilder.

‘I look at Fury trying to get a fight with Anthony Joshua as a coward way of trying to avoid me.’ 

June 2021: ‘My mind is very violent. We built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide and that’s just what it is, my mind is very violent at this time.

‘I can’t wait, when you’re contemplating and pre-meditating about harming a man and you see that person, what you’ve been thinking and feeling will come out.

‘The only thing about it is, at that point in time, I have to wait until I get in the ring to really release because I can’t do it on the outside, it’d defeat the purpose.

‘The baby’s got to eat, but when I do get in the ring, this is what I love about it, I’m able to release everything I’ve been feeling, everything I’ve been thinking, and get paid to do it.’  

Wilder (pictured with new trainer Malik Scott, right) has doubled down on cheating claims against Fury

Wilder (pictured with new trainer Malik Scott, right) has doubled down on cheating claims against Fury



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