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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury discuss a spar during a pre-fight press conference.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury discuss a spar during a pre-fight press conference.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury discuss a spar during a pre-fight press conference.

"I want to feel the power."

Tyson Fury begged Deontay Wilder for a sparring session at the first of the pair's promotional press-conferences ahead of their December 1 clash.

When they both rose from their seats and went face to face, not a punch was thrown - just a push from Wilder before Frank Warren, accompanied by a throng of security personnel, came in between the fighters.

*Warning: Video contains strong language*

 

The WBC World Heavyweight title is on the line when they meet in Los Angeles later this year and, predictably, Fury was very vocal ahead of the final step on his road back to the top of world boxing.

Insisting on being referred to as the lineal champion, rather than the challenger, Fury detailed his plans for the bout.

"The only thing I'm savouring is smashing Deontay Wilder's teeth in," he said.

"There's no 15 stone man on the planet can beat Tyson Fury. If we fought 30 times I'd win 30 times, that's how confident I am of beating Deontay Wilder.

"You ain't ready for me, you never have been and you never will be. You big dosser. You're not ready. You're useless. If I can't beat you, I'll kiss your two feet. I'll pop your balloon. You big bum.

"I'll look over him and say 'I told you, I am the greatest.'"

Wilder, who has seven times defended the title he won in January 2015, wasn't for backing down:

"I say I'm the baddest man on the planet and I believe every word I say. When it comes to Tyson Fury, I'm all about devastating knock-outs. He got two months to get ready. He lost a lot of weight he got to lose a bit more. He knows he's going to get knocked out.

"He needs to meditate on this situation because he's going to feel pain he's never felt before."

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel, meanwhile, used the event to seemingly reference Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn's failure to make a fight with his man go ahead.

"We have nothing but respect because your countryman didn't step up like you," he said to Fury. "I commend you, you stepped up, there was no question about it. Now we have a fight that the promoter of the other person said 'that fight won't happen'."

Belfast Telegraph