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Deontay Wilder, Billy Joe Saunders Reportedly Clash Before Tyson Fury Bout

Deontay Wilder, Billy Joe Saunders Reportedly Clash Before Tyson Fury Bout

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders reportedly had an altercation at a Nando's restaurant in Belfast on Friday, one day before Tyson Fury's bout with Italian fighter Francesco Pianeta.

According to Natalie Evans of the Mirror, Saunders threw a half chicken at the Bronze Bomber, and the Brit was eventually forced to flee the restaurant.

TalkSport's Michael Benson shared video footage of Saunders making his escape, with a friend of Wilder giving chase:

He initially misidentified the man in red as Wilder himself, but reports later stated it wasn't the WBC champion, per Evans.

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