Ever since the announcement of the third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, all boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting the first press conference, which took place today, June 15th. Most of all, the fans remembered the behavior of Deontay Wilder – the American was half an hour late, forcing the organizers to postpone the broadcast of the event for a long time, and during the press conference itself, putting big headphones on his head, he chose not to communicate with journalists, looking thoughtfully at one point. Instead of a fighter, his trainer Malik Scott answered all the questions.
Despite the fact that in general the press conference resembled the theater of one actor, Deontay was still remembered by the audience for an incredibly long duel of glances. Looking calmly at each other, the boxers stood motionless for more than five minutes and did not look away even after being asked to turn to face the camera. Ultimately, the former world champion turned away and left, and Tyson Fury remained proudly in his place. This duel of views is quite possibly the longest in the history of boxing.
“Deontay couldn’t move because the weight of the headphones pinned him to the ground,” one commentator wittily noted.
“The sauna situation was repeated again,” wrote another fan, recalling the situation when Tyson Fury withstood a kind of psychological competition with another world champion Wladimir Klitschko.