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Warren: NSAC Decision To Axe Wilder-Fury Face-Off is Stupid!

Frank Warren, the lead promoter for heavyweight Tyson Fury, is not happy that his boxer has been barred from having a face to face at the official weigh-in for Saturday's rematch with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder. The second fight takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down a decision on Thursday, barring the two boxers from going face to face at the conclusion of Friday's weigh-in.

The decision was made after the boxers had a very heated confrontation during Wednesday's final press conference. After foul language was exchanged, they began to get physical by pushing each other and had to be separated by security.

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The NSAC wanted to avoid the same kind of incident, or even worse, at the weigh-in.

"The actions of the fighters pushing each other, which wasn’t staged, is not indicative of the image of our sport," the NSAC said in an issued statement.

Warren is not pleased with their decision, because the face to face at the official weigh-in is the promotional money-shot for the fight.

"It’s a stupid decision, the face-off is traditional. They should have had security at the press conference," Warren told Metro.

The first time around, in December 2018, the contest ended in a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles. There is a contractual clause which allows the loser, regardless of the outcome, to force an immediate trilogy meeting.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Madison boxing on 02-21-2020

Who cares. Their fake beef is cringeworthy when its well known they get on well. Both suck at trash talking , fury calling someone a dosser over and over again is hardly clever, the insult doesnt even make sense unless…

Comment by AKAcronym on 02-21-2020

Pretty stupid decision. They won't allow this but will continue to allow ****ing Byrd to judge fights. Makes no sense.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 02-21-2020

What happened? Did Fury didn't want to get on the scale and reveal his weight?

Comment by Oshio on 02-21-2020

We can understand his concerns. Wilder will not be allowed to roar b**bsquat and Fury will not be playing on Wilder's mind. I think this favours Wilder the more

Comment by Curtis Harper on 02-21-2020

We have the fighters themselves to blame. These pre fight theatrics can put the actual fight in jeopardy. Dumbasses either can't control themselves or don't know when to stop promoting the fight. I'm guessing it's the latter since they [B]always…

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