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Deontay Wilder makes classy gesture to reporter’s kids before Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder may be one of the hardest punching heavyweights in boxing history, but he also has a softer side.

The Bronze Bomber is gearing up for a pivotal rematch with Tyson Fury at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, on Saturday night.

It has been almost 15 months since the pair last went head-to-head in a controversial draw out in Los Angeles, which saw Fury rise from the canvas in the 12th round to hear the final bell.

Wilder will be hoping to knock the Gypsy King out for good this time around and edge closer to an undisputed showdown with unified chief Anthony Joshua.

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But the American doesn’t appear to be feeling the pressure ahead of his second clash with Fury.

While conducting an interview for talkSPORT, reporter Adam Catterall tells Wilder in a video posted on Twitter: “So my kids are at home, I told them that I was meeting you today. Check this.”

Catterall proceeds to show Wilder a video of his children shouting the champion’s famous catchphrase ‘Bomb Squad’.

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Wilder responds: “Yeah! That’s what I’m talking about! My kids do it all day long.”

Catterall then gets out his phone to record a video and says: “We’ve gotta send them one back man. Kids, you’re supposed to be in bed, if you’re gonna do a ‘Bomb Squad’ this is how you do it….”

And Wilder shouts: “BOOOOMB SQUAAAAAD! Now go to bed!”

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The Alabama-born star has certainly gained some new British fans as a result of the hilarious clip, with many expressing their admiration for him on Twitter.

“I actually really like Wilder,” wrote one.

Another said: “How can you not like Wilder!”

“This is brilliant!!!” said a third.

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While another posted: “That’s pretty f****n cool”.

Wilder certainly won’t be in the same playful mood when he locks horns with arch-rival Fury once again this Saturday.

The Brit is adamant he will be claiming victory inside two rounds in Sin City, but Wilder has mocked his opponent’s bold knockout claims.

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“Fury, like I have said before, has got pillows as fists,” he told Sky Sports.

“That's why I was able to continue applying pressure on him [in the last fight].

“We all know that Fury can't punch.”

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