Watch: Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder scuffle during pre-fight news conference

Reuters
London, UK Published: Oct 01, 2018, 07.17 PM(IST)

Fury, Wilder scuffle during pre-fight press conference Photograph:( Reuters )

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Both men traded insults throughout the engagement with tensions eventually peaking with the onstage bust-up.

Heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had to be separated after a heated showdown during a press conference in London, England on Monday (October 1).

American Wilder pushed Fury on stage after the pair had come face to face after a challenge by the Briton to 'body spar'. Promoter Frank Warren, as well as several members of security, had to separate the men.

Both men traded insults throughout the engagement with tensions eventually peaking with the onstage bust-up.

Wilder, the WBC champion, is due to defend his belt against Fury in Los Angeles, US on December 1.

Fury has won both his fights since returning to ring following a 2-1/2 year absence, most recently beating Italian Francesco Pianeta on points.

The duo were meeting for the first stop of their world tour to promote their title fight and are also set to appear in New York and Los Angeles over the coming weeks.

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