In what is truly an unprecedented move, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has decided to not allow Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to face off after weigh-ins.
This move comes after the two men exchanged shoves during a previous staredown a few days ago.
Asa result, the commission opted to ban — for the first time ever — a face off between two boxers.
And needless to say people were not happy, especially Top Rank president Todd duBoef.
“The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury from engaging in a face off after they weigh-in for their heavyweight championship rematch on Friday,” duBoef told ESPN.
“In my 25 years in boxing I’ve never heard of an administrative body stepping in and prohibiting a face off. It’s the pinnacle moment before the fight. I am just shocked.”
It’s an odd move to say the least as the weigh in staredown is something everyone looks forward to.
Plus, it gives opponent one finally time to jaw at each other, therefore selling the fight a bit more.
Nevertheless, the NSAC is once again trying its hardest to take away from fight fans.
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