Fabio Wardley is left with nasty cut after BRAWL with undercard opponent David Adeleye at the Fury vs Ngannou press conference
Fabio Wardley left with nasty cut after BRAWL with undercard opponent David Adeleye at Fury vs Ngannou press conference
- The two heavyweight stars got into a scuffle on the red carpet
- Wardley was left with a bloody cheek after suffering a cut just below his eye
- The fighters will face each other on the Fury vs Ngannou undercard
The London red carpet that was launched in the media next month for Tyson Fury’s mega-million dollar battle in Saudi Arabia shimmered all the more vividly when an undercard candidate caught an eye on his arrival.
Fabio Wardley got into a fight with expected British heavyweight title opponent David Adeleye and his handlers.
One of the latter threw a punch that landed Wardley on his sunglasses, hitting his left eye and causing the burgundy to spray.
Videos of the incident surfaced on social media soon after, clearly showing Wardley being sent to the ground after being caught by Adeleye’s team.
The scuffle took place right before a fight between the two fighters, on the Fury-Ngannou undercard, was announced.
Fabio Wardley (pictured) suffered a nasty cut after being involved in a scuffle during the Fury vs Ngannou press conference
The British heavyweight was caught by one of the members of David Adeleye’s team
Adeleye (pictured) was not the one who started the fight against his upcoming opponent
Once the scuffle was over, WBC world heavyweight champion Fury and former UFC giant Francis Ngannou began selling their crossover boxing match at Rhyad on Oct. 28.
Both emphasized that this will be a genuine fight, not the enriching exhibition of themselves as many critics believe.
That made the name of the third promoter of the Saudi spectacle a delicious irony
Frank Warren’s Queensberry and Bob Arum’s Top Rank were joined on stage by Ngannou’s… Gimmick Promotions.
That didn’t say everything. Fury argued, “I will be in fantastic shape for a very dangerous fight with the man they call the greatest puncher in all martial arts.
“Because if I was beaten by an MMA fighter, I would never be able to show my face in public again.”
Tyson Fury (L) and Francis Ngannou (R) face each other in the boxing ring on October 28