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Deontay Wilder has explained why he didn't want to speak too much at his press conference with Tyson Fury last night in Los Angeles.
The former heavyweight champion wore headphones to drown out any questions at the media event, which is the only promotional showcase for the trilogy fight between the heavyweight duo.
Fury was in typical Gypsy King form, throwing out some great lines, whipping off his shirt and going back-and-forth with Wilder's coach Malik Scott.
But his opponent, who is now a challenger for the heavyweight title for the first time in over half a decade, opted to stay quiet, until a more than six-minute long staredown between the pair.
And speaking in a new interview just minutes after the presser, Wilder claimed that the time for talking is over ahead of their July 24 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
"I just mean business," Wilder told YouTube channel ESNews. "I didn't come here to play around or lollygag, I'm strictly business when it comes to this fight and I'm solely stuck on that.
Deontay Wilder didn't say too much at the press conference
"I'm going to let their champion, meaning the people that support him who aren't even his fans they're just Deontay Wilder haters, be the circus and promote it.
"I want to see if he can hold up his end of the bargain, and I don't think he can – he looks for me to entertain and then he wants to be my co-captain.
"He's my partner in crime, I'm Batman, he's Robin, that type of thing, but now I want to let him do his thing because it's the same old same old.
Due to the music playing in his headphones, Wilder was able to block out whatever Fury or other people involved in the press conference were saying.
And he has reiterated that he didn't have any interest in hearing from Fury, who he has claimed that he hates in previous interviews.
"I couldn't hear nothing," Wilder continued. "I didn't want to hear nothing, there ain't nothing for me to hear, I already have what I'm going to do stuck in my head.
"I'm looking forward to it and that's why I want to get a private jet back to the house because there's nothing but 'train, train, train' on my mind, that's it.
"We've been working hard, there's a lot of attributes that I've already had in the bag but it's just, you know, that when you go so long defending and knocking guys out, you do get comfortable.
"It gets to the point where motherf***ers have to cheat you just to beat you and now I'm at the point where I'm saying 'oh you want to play dirty?'
"I'm the only fighter I know that is lifting up these heavyweights, putting money in their pocket, getting them opportunities, breaking bread with them so they can support and feed their family and I don't run away from the tough fights.
"Then they have the audacity to talk about me wanting to get money from lower quality of opposition, saying I see people as high risk low reward."