Tony Bellew and Deontay Wilder famously confronted each other again in 2017, once they met on the weigh-in for Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.
Following his upset win over David Haye in March of that 12 months, Bellew discovered himself within the unusual place of being touted for a heavyweight title shot.
It simply so occurred that he would stumble upon the WBC champion on the time.
Bellew was mid-interview when Wilder noticed him throughout the sector and shouted his trademark: “BOMB SQUAD.”
The Scouser shouted again: “I don’t want no squad.”
Wilder then walked previous with solely a small barrier in between them.
Bellew advised him: “I’ve handled the second most harmful heavyweight on the planet already, I don’t have to worry no-one.”
Wilder replied: “You ain’t handled this energy although.”
To which Bellew mentioned: “I’ve handled somebody extra highly effective than you.”
Wilder leaned over the barrier and requested Bellew: “You recognize what separates me from all of the heavyweights? How I knock a motherf***er out.
“Not solely have I broke eye sockets, not solely have I broke bones, however I made them seize on the bottom.”
Bellew responded: “Are you attempting to scare you or scare me?
“I don’t care what you’ve carried out, you’re only a man with two arms, two legs. My boxing mind is much better than yours.”
The pair continued to alternate heated phrases for an extra two minutes, but additionally confirmed respect ended their spat with a handshake.
Finally, Bellew and Wilder by no means fought because the Brit needed to rematch David Haye as an alternative.
After beating Haye once more, he moved again right down to cruiserweight for his battle with Oleksandr Usyk.
Bellew later defined the precise second he determined to not problem Wilder. He advised iFL TV: “We slapped palms, I hugged him and he hugged me, and his arm actually wrapped round my entire physique…
“It was as if his arm had tickled his chin and at that second I knew that is by no means taking place… I’m by no means going wherever close to you.”
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