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Deontay Wilder finally talks to Tyson Fury, and he isn’t wishing him good luck

LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder has finally talked to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. It may be a good thing for the Tuscaloosa native and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist.

Wilder addressed Fury at the Wednesday news conference leading to their Saturday fight at the T-Mobile Arena after not speaking to him, or anybody, during their summer press conference announcing the bout.

This MGM Grand Garden Arena event began as more of the same, but with a more talkative Wilder. Then Wilder (42-1-1) finally spoke to the man who gave him his only career loss last February.

The two went back and forth over a myriad of topics: Wilder’s accusations of Fury cheating, their legacies and Fury’s seventh round-technical knockout of Wilder in 2020.

Fury (30-0-1) was the louder voice all afternoon, and probably is on any day, but seemed more moved by the near five-minute exchange. Wilder sat on a stool the entire event. Fury paced the stage.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury box during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Feb. 22, 2020. Fury won via seventh round TKO.

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Wilder’s accusations, glove-tampering a main one, haven’t been proven, but Wilder has maintained they aren’t true. He was unbothered as Fury asked legitimate questions about the claim. Wilder rebutted most questions, mainly claiming he knows the truth.