Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury gave fans a glimpse of what could be in both their futures as the heavyweight champions butted heads in the ring at Barclays Center on Saturday night.
As Wilder finished off his interview with Showtime, Fury was brought in to say his piece and duly took the microphone from Jim Gray. Fury belted out: ‘There’s only one Tyson Fury’ before asking Wilder, ‘What have you got to say about that, Deontay?”
Wilder responded: “We all know you’re just a phony, man. This is just an act. You know where I am. You know what time. I ain’t scared of nobody and I’ll come to your backyard for that my man,” then leaning in to eventually find himself nose-to-nose with Fury.
“Anytime, any place, anywhere. I’ll fight you in your back garden. I’ll beat you like Klitschko. You’re a bum!” Fury fired back as both fighters pushed their faces into each other in an explosive moment that looked as though it could go off at any second.
Removing his waistcoat and wanting to go right there and then, Fury threatened to steal the limelight from Wilder as the American continued his interview.
Fury was then ushered away from the scene as Wilder again took the spotlight but this unification fight is simmering nicely and could conceivably happen at the end of 2016 should the Briton manoeuvre past Klitschko for a second time.
The Klitschko rematch is due to take place in April or May of this year, whilst Wilder could be in line to unify the belts with new IBF champion Charles Martin which could mean all the titles would be on the line for a money-spinning Fury blockbuster.