News | Nov 29 2018

Anyone who thinks the Wilder-Fury scuffle was staged is stupid, says Frank Warren

The media must share some of the blame for the Wilder-Fury melee
Deontay Wilder
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FRANK WARREN was the man in the middle when  Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury almost came to blows at Wednesday’s press conference. There has been some suggestion from observers that the whole thing was staged in an effort to boost ticket sales and pay-per-view buys.

Warren tells Boxing News that nothing could be further from the truth and indicated the media should share some of the blame for situations like this occurring.

BN: What do you say to people who thought the press conference scuffle was staged?
FW: They’re stupid. You mean to say we want two guys clashing heads and getting cut? Listen, nobody got a gold watch for throwing over a table, we don’t stuff like that, we don’t need it. This is a good fight on its own.