- 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
- Abdo responds to rant, saying his language was ‘totally inappropriate’
Kate Abdo has called Bob Arum’s abuses about them “completely inappropriate” after the British broadcaster took aim at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s press conference on Wednesday.
Arum reprimanded Abdo for trying to arrange a face-off between the Gypsy King and Wilder at the boxing pair’s press conference before Saturday’s fight, when asked twice about hosting the event. ‘F*** every’ shouted.
Abdo took to Instagram the day after the row to give his perspective on things, emphasizing that there was initially a face-to-face agreement — something Arum was vehemently against.
British broadcaster Kate Abdo (left) has responded to Bob Arum’s abusive rant on her
Fury promoter Bob Arum (above) slammed Abdo for his press conference performance
Abdo wrote on his Instagram story: ‘With regards to faceoff – I was doing what we believe broadcasters. But I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.
‘I have nothing but respect for Bob Arum and the empire he built. I understand what he means by boxing and what the sport means to him. I think the language in his interview was completely inappropriate.
‘Of course it’s disappointing that I respect someone but that’s life, not everyone will give you the courtesy you deserve.’
Arum’s anger flared up during the press conference when Fury and Wilder, who had clashed at the previous press conference, were preparing to face off again following Abdo’s suggestion, the Gypsy King in preparation. Put your microphone down too.
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!’
The American lawyer and boxing promoter was caught abusing Abdo after the press conference ended.
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
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
‘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
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.’