Kate Abdo hits back at Tyson Fury promoter's 'inappropriate' rant after he raged 'f*** her' at Wilder press conference
TV presenter Kate Abdo has hit back at boxing promoter Bob Arum after he aimed a foul-mouthed tirade at her.
The 89-year-old American was seething at what he believed was Abdo 'favouring' Deontay Wilder in a press conference with Tyson Fury.
He then claimed to have 'saved the fight' by stepping in to stop the two heavyweight boxers having a face off – which Abdo appeared to introduce.
Now Abdo has had her say in a length post she shared on Instagram.
The 40-year-old Mancunian wrote: "'With regards to the faceoff – I was doing what we the broadcaster believed was agreed upon. But I think that's kind of unimportant now.
"I have nothing but respect for Bob Arum and the empire he has created. I understand what he means to boxing and what this sport owes him.
"I think the language in his interview was entirely inappropriate.
"Of course it's disappointing to be disrespected by someone I respect But that's life, not everyone will give you the courtesy you deserve."
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According to Arum in his rant after the press conference, both Fox Sports and Abdo knew a face-off was never going to be part of the press conference.
And he claimed Abdo was out of order for bringing it up.
Arum even shouted out from the crowd "Not a good idea!" when Abdo raised the prospect.
However she then quickly changed her mind – suggesting it was Arum's intervention which prevented the face-off happening.
F*** her and f*** them. There was no face-off and we saved the fight
That annoyed the promoter, who said: "They bring this woman in from the UK and she's slanting all the press conference to Wilder.
"Like I don't give a damn, but it's obvious what she was doing!
"And then, she knew that the understanding was: no face-off. Tom Brown argued with Fox, no face-off.
"We said, "No face-off". What does she say? "Now we're going to do a face-off?"
"F*** her and f*** them. There was no face-off and we saved the fight."
Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time.
He claimed the iconic green strap after battering the American into a seventh-round stoppage in February 2020.
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