Kate Abdo has hit back at Bob Arum after he took aim at the British broadcaster following Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's press conference on Wednesday.
Arum directed a foul-mouth rant at Abdo, a former Sky Sports News presenter, for trying to arrange a face-off between the two fighters, shouting "f*** her" twice when asked about her hosting the event.
Abdo, 40, posted on Instagram the day after the row to give her side of the argument, insisting that the face-off was agreed upon before hand, something Arum was against taking place.
Abdo wrote on her Instagram story: "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."
Arum's temper ignited during the press conference when Fury and Wilder, who have gone nose-to-nose with each other in the past, were preparing to face-off once again after Abdo suggested so.
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But the British presenter soon backtracked and said: "No, I apologise, we're not going to do it, no. Bob Arum says no."
Arum was heard shouting from the audience: "Not a good idea!"
He was then caught on camera making a harsh expletive-laden rant about Abdo after the press conference had finished.
"They bring this woman in from the UK and she's slanting all the press conference to Wilder,' Arum complained. "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."
Abdo will be a familiar face to British viewers, having appeared as a presenter on Sky Sports News, pay-per-view boxing coverage, European football and other events.
She has also hosted the FIFA Ballon d'Or award on numerous occasions and currently fronts NBC's Champions League coverage and DAZN's boxing output.
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