Whether it was London, New York or Los Angeles, the two heavyweight boxers talked trash and nearly had a brawl at one point. With the two set to face off for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1, expectations of this fight are sky high given the publicity and noteworthy press conferences that have taken place in the weeks leading up to the event.
In a recent media call, Wilder was asked by Fightful whether or not he enjoys the verbal sparring between him and his opponent. The longtime WBC heavyweight champion said he prefers it when fighters speak their minds and that trash talk is all part of the promotion of the fight.
“I very much enjoy it. I enjoy the confrontation that we have, I enjoy the rumbling with the mouth that we have. We try to see who has the bigger motor and the mouth. Call him a motor mouth. That's what - that's what makes it exciting. That's what brings boxing alive, the promotion part, the press conferences of boxing. I call it speaking your piece. I love when people speak their piece because I want to know what's on your mind, what you're thinking at that time? Whether it's false or is it real? Like I want to know what you're thinking. So when I get in the ring whether I have mercy or not, I'm going to hold whatever you say towards me, against you. In the ring, I can be the judge. I can be the judge of what I'm going to do to you,” Wilder said.
Putting the trash talk aside, Wilder said he is very excited and eager to get in the ring against Fury. Wilder even said that he’s been fully ready to fight since the week prior to the call.
“I can't wait for this fight guys. I'm ready. I've been ready last week. I've been ready for this fight last week and I can't wait. The more I talk about it the more I'm just getting more excited. The more I'm getting ready to put my fist in his mouth. The one thing about me I don't just punch you. I punch through you,” Wilder said.
Fightful will not only have live coverage of the entire card, taking place in Los Angeles, but also have a post-fight podcast live on YouTube and on Fightful.