Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury get up close and personal again in New York

Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury

Amanda Westcott

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s international press tour continued on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Tuesday.

The heavyweight giants wasted no time getting up close and personal with one another once again ahead of their December 1 showdown.

Wilder and Fury fight for the WBC Heavyweight World Championship live on SHOWTIME PPV from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The fighters were led on to the stage by the Brooklyn Nets Beats Drumline and immediately met face to face.

Just like a day before in London, the 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury had to be separated. It went down midway through the press conference when Fury ordered Wilder to take his sunglasses off so he could see his eyes.

Below are flash quotes from today’s event at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York:

“We’ve brought the sport back to life in the heavyweight division.” – Deontay Wilder

“You’re very nervous right now because all the pressure is on you. I don’t want the Deontay Wilder belt, I want the Tyson Fury belt. I want the limited edition WBC belt. There’s only one Tyson Fury!” – Tyson Fury


Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, go on sale tomorrow/Wednesday, October 3 at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets are priced starting at $75, plus applicable fees, and are available via

The Wilder vs. Fury International Press Tour concludes Wednesday at The Novo By Microsoft at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Wilder vs. Fury is the biggest heavyweight event in the U.S. since Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis in 2002. It tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.

America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights, including knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.

Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.