Dubbed the “Hardboard Hotel” and claiming to be ‘the most bombed hotel in the world’, the 36-times bombed Belfast institution was introduced to the WBC heavyweight champion this afternoon.
With rain forcing the Windsor Park weigh-in to be cancelled, Carl Frampton and co all took to the scales at the Europa.
Following Frampton and his opponent Luke Jackson, and Paddy Barnes and WBC flyweight titlist Cristofer Rosales, it was time for Fury and second comeback foe Francesco Pianeta to weigh in.
Former unified heavyweight champ Fury came in at 258lbs, a whopping 18lbs lower than in his comeback in June – but that wasn’t to be the story of the day.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 17, 2018
American Wilder, who landed in Belfast today, began roaring his ‘BOMB ZQUAD’ catchphrase from the crowd.
Fury’s father, John, would come to the side of the stage to confront the Alabaman and, after shaking hands, the pair engaged in a shouting match, with the older Fury being dragged away by his son’s coach, Ben Davidson, and Olympic boxer turned security guard Paul Douglas.
The fighters then came close to clashing in the lobby of the Europa Hotel, with Wilder eventually being dragged away by the very busy Douglas from Fury and the large assembled crowd.
Wilder and Fury now clashed in Europa Hotel reception just now pic.twitter.com/5aXOj3CxS3
— Chris McKenna (@cmckennasport) August 17, 2018
The pair will, no doubt, come head-to-head following Fury’s clash with Pianeta tomorrow at Windsor Park as they continue building a potential fight in America at the end of the year.