Deontay Wilder threatens to “cut off” Tyson Fury’s head in press conference

Deontay Wilder kept his cards close to his chest as he gave very little away in his press conference with Tyson Fury.

But the Bronze Bomber did warn the Gypsy King he will be decapitated when they meet in the ring for a third time.

Fury was forced to postpone his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua to take on Wilder on July 24.

Their trilogy bout in Las Vegas is a little over a month away, and the pair came face-to-face in their pre-fight press conference on Tuesday evening.

American Wilder donned sunglasses and kept his Dr Dre Beats headphones on throughout the event.

Maverick character Fury, meanwhile, arrived on stage topless, eager to trigger his rival.

It was Wilder, though, who got the first word in on stage, despite refusing to answer any questions or interact directly with Fury.

The Bronze Bomber kept things short by announcing: “Enough said. Time to cut off his head. Come July 24, there will be blood shed.

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“Get your tickets now, I’ll see you soon.”

Fury responded by calling out Wilder, who sat back and kept his headphones on, refusing to take part.

The Gypsy King, who drew their first fight and beat Wilder in the rematch, claimed: “It shows how much of a weak person he is (by not speaking).

“Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony, he’s got punch power. I guarantee you he does not go past where he got before.

“It’s going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody.

“I’m building my weight up, I’m trying to get up to 300lbs for this fight, because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away.

“I don’t believe he is mentally, physically, or emotionally involved in this fight.”

The pair were invited to then face each other for the cameras, and their lengthy stand-off became particularly tense.

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Words were exchanged by figures from both camps as they joined the two fighters on stage.

Eventually, after six minutes of glaring at one another, in which Wilder did opt to take off his shades, the Bronze Bomber walked away, leaving Fury alone.

If Wilder wanted to send a message to Fury that he was fully focused this time around, he certainly couldn't have made it clearer.

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