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Tyson Fury challenges Deontay Wilder to knock him out on Saturday

It may only be a few days away, but the tension was high today at the final press conference for Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as the two are set to do battle on Showtime Pay-Per-View on December 1st from Los Angeles, Ca.

“It has been three years since I want to Germany and kicked Wladimir Klitschko’s [expletive] all over Dusseldorf and I am only three days away from doing the same to the Bronze Bomber!” said Fury at the Dais

Fury, who relocated to the United States had two pit stops before fight week as he trained in elevation in Big Bear Lake, CA at Abel Sanchez’s private gym. At the end of October, Fury relocated to Wild Card Boxing in Hollywood, Ca and also picked up Freddie Roach, not as a coach, but rather a cut man. Fury did not train with his father for this fight as Peter Fury was not allowed to enter the United States due to prior conviction overseas and will not even be able to attend the fight on Saturday night.

Since Fury has returned he has trained with 25-year-old Ben Davison, a member of Billy Joe Saunders team, who introduced the two.

Wilder, on the other hand, is the best American heavyweight in sometime probably dating back to Riddick Bowe or Evander Hollyfield who were in their prime in the late 90s, meaning Wilder is the best American heavyweight of this century. That being said, Wilder is unconventional, to say the least.

Wilder’s punches come from angles only similar to maybe a Marcos Maidana and his power is only comparable to Julian Jackson, one of the best punchers ever. Wilder has only gone the distance once in his professional career to Bermane Stiverne and in the rematch brutally stopped Stiverne in the first round. Wilder hits so hard that a glancing blow, can put an opponent away meaning, Fury has to pitch a shutout.

Things got fiery as the two fighters faced off for a photo-op to promote the fight. Wilder expressed loudly that he is going to knock out Fury, while Fury moved his head to each side of Wilder’s shoulders and mocked Wilder. The exchange ended with a shove, not a hard one, but one to know that between now and the weigh-in on Friday, things can only escalate a bit more with the close quarters of the fight week hotel in busy downtown Los Angeles, Ca.

“I want you to knock me out!” said Fury.

“You’d be the best heavyweight in fifty years if you do that.” Fury continued.

An expressive Wilder made his answer short.

“My word is my bond. Everything I saw I have done!” said Wilder emphatically.

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury will be available for pay-per-view this Saturday at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST for $74.99 or you can see it live at The Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

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