‘F*** her’: Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum SLAMS presenter Kate Abdo after she hosted pre-fight press conference, accusing her of favouring Deontay Wilder and ignoring requests to SCRAP face-off

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  • Britain’s Kate Abdo presents Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder press conference
  • Broadcaster asked boxers to face to face on stage but Bob Arum said no
  • Fury’s US promoter complains furiously about Abdo and his performance
  • Arum claimed that Abdo showed favoritism towards Wilder and ignored the rules of the face-off
  • Tyson Fury slams Deontay Wilder as ‘WEAK’ during furious press conference row

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Tyson Fury promoter Bob Arum has reprimanded British TV presenter Kate Abdo for trying to arrange a face-off between Gypsy King and Deontay Wilder at the boxing pair’s press conference ahead of Saturday’s fight.

The Gypsy King and Bronze Bomber will fight each other in the ring for their Las Vegas trilogy bout on Saturday, and took part in a press conference Wednesday night as part of the build-up to the clash.

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But Arum, who is Fury’s promoter in the United States, took issue with Abdo, who was hosting the press conference, for trying to bring the pair to the stage and clearly showing favoritism to American boxer Wilder. He was also criticized for

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Tyson Fury promoter Bob Arum (above) slams UK presenter Kate Abdo for her press conference performance

Arum accuses Abdo (above) of favoring Deontay Wilder at Fury-Wilder press conference

Arum accuses Abdo (above) of favoring Deontay Wilder at Fury-Wilder press conference

Fury and Wilder, who had clashed at the previous press conference, were preparing for a face-off after Abdo suggested that the Gypsy King put down his microphone in preparation.

But Abdo stopped on his track, finishing his presentation work at the press conference and said: ‘No, I’m sorry, we’re not going to do that, no. Bob Arum says no.’

Arum was heard shouting to the audience at the press conference: ‘Not a good idea!’

After the press conference ended, the American lawyer and boxing promoter was caught abusing Abdo.

Abdo (center) asks the heavyweight to go face to face but an angry Arum says no to the idea

Abdo (center) asks the heavyweight to go face to face but an angry Arum says no to the idea

Arum shouted, ‘They bring this woman from the UK and she is leading all the press conferences to Wilder. ‘Like I don’t give a damn, but it’s clear what she was doing!

‘And then, she knew there was an understanding: no face-offs. Tom Brown argues with Fox, no face-off. We said, “no face-off”. What does she say? “Now we’re going face to face?”

‘F*** him. And f*** them. There was no face-off and we saved the fight.

Manchester-born broadcaster Abdo is a well-known face in the sports broadcasting world, pushing Sky Sports football shows, pay-per-view boxing coverage and transfer deadline day events.

Abdo Sky Sports and NBC.  is a well-known presenter in the UK and the US from his work with

Abdo Sky Sports and NBC. is a well-known presenter in the UK and the US from his work with

She then moved to Fox Sports to cover its European and English football coverage, while also presenting the American company’s Women’s World Cup program in 2015.

The 40-year-old has also presented several FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremonies and currently participates in NBC’s Champions League coverage and DAZN’s boxing shows. She is known for conducting and translating live interviews in several languages.

Wednesday’s press conference between Fury and Wilder sparked once again, with the Gypsy King calling the American boxer ‘weak’ after allegations of Britain tampering with his boxing gloves during their second fight surfaced again.

‘I have something to say,’ Fury said on Wednesday. ‘Wilder said I only won the second fight because I cheated, but then he changes his entire team, working as hard as he can.

The Fury-Wilder press conference saw sparks flying ahead of Saturday's Las Vegas trilogy fight

The Fury-Wilder press conference saw sparks flying ahead of Saturday’s Las Vegas trilogy fight

‘I ask, if I won only because I cheated, what was the point of changing everything? No one can answer, so (your) face has an egg.

‘He says he wants to do bad to me and hurt me – those who aim to throw hot coals at someone are the ones who get burned. I don’t want to hurt Deontay Wilder, I just want to beat him in a fight.

‘What do you think, after this fight you (Wilder) will be back at the fast food chain you were working at early in your career.’

The fury continued as the allegations surfaced again: ‘I let you Dodger out. Jay Dees (part of Wilder’s team) – Was that also involved? He was in the room when I put on the gloves! I don’t need to defend the title, this is for the Dodgers like you.

Fury hits back at Wilder's allegations that he tampered with his gloves in their second fight

Fury hits back at Wilder’s allegations that he tampered with his gloves in their second fight

Wilder (above) insulted Fury about her dress at Wednesday night's press conference

Wilder (above) insulted Fury about her dress at Wednesday night’s press conference

‘You came dressed like a tramp dressed like me on a training day. You will only be remembered for knocking me out. You are a loser and are being coached by a loser, leading to two losers.’

Meanwhile, Wilder admitted that he didn’t need to face Fury for financial reasons and that his family isn’t concerned about how much he’s fighting at the moment.

‘I don’t need to fight another day in my life,’ Wilder said. ‘I’m good – can you (Fury) say the same thing? nervous energy.

‘My family understands, my kids understand, that dad has a dangerous job – no other sport has claimed so many lives as boxing, they understand.’

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