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Tyson Fury wants Deontay Wilder weigh-in face-off cancelled

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When the press tour for the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight first started, it seemed that there was a fair amount of friendliness between the two fighters and that it could actually be one of the few press tours involving Fury which would go on without any issues.

However, the Gypsy King is a master of getting into the head of his opponent and making them lose themselves before the fight has even begun.

It is argued that Fury already had Wladimir Klitschko beat before their fight in 2015, simply by using his mind games.

Now, it seems like the lineal champion might just have managed the same thing with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder, who absolutely lost it during the press conference between the two boxers on Wednesday night.

Fury and Wilder will head to their weigh-in tonight, with everybody anxious to see what is going to happen when they stare each other down in the traditional face-off given how the previous one unfolded.

However, the 30-year-old Brit believes the face-off should be cancelled, as he fears his rival will deliberately do something stupid in order to get the fight called off.

Tyson said: "I am quite embarrassed about what happened on Thursday," per The Independent. "It was unsporting conduct with everyone watching around the world and I would like to take the opportunity to apologise on both our behalves. 

"It was not how sportsmen should be. It got out of hand but it was two unbeaten fighters who want to win, badly."

He added: “Deontay Wilder is obviously nervous and rattled and he felt the need to get in my face. There should be no face-off at the weigh-in and if it comes to fisticuffs then let’s have it. I will not wait until Saturday if he gets in my face before."

So close to fight night it would be a huge let down for anything to prompt a cancellation now.

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This is set to be one of the biggest fights in the heavyweight division for many years and is set to be watched by millions around the world.

But Fury's patience will surely be tested if Wilder continues his efforts to try and provoke a reaction at the weigh-in.

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