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Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder Banned From Engaging In Faceoff

Tyson Fury taunts Deontay Wilder during fight.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury baits Deontay Wilder in the second round, fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The world of boxing is awaiting the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Arguably the two most-popular boxers in the sport right now - apologies to Floyd Mayweather - are set to fight this weekend.

After fighting to a controversial draw in their first bout, Fury and Wilder made it clear they both want to take it out of the judge's hands. Both have guaranteed a knock out at some point during the fight - very early.

Before the two finally step into the ring, they will weigh-in for the fight. It will be the final time the two fighters will see each other before they do battle, but they won't be able to go through with a very familiar custom.

The two fighters have reportedly been banned from facing off following the weigh-in. According to a comment from Top Rank president Todd duBoef, it's the first time he's ever seen such a decision.

Here's what he had to say, via ESPN:

"In my 25 years in boxing I've never heard of an administrative body stepping in and prohibiting a faceoff. It's the pinnacle moment before the fight. I am just shocked."

A face-off is customary after weigh-ins and a chance to the two fighters to size each other up before the fight.

The decision to ban the face-off came from an altercation between the two fighters during their final news conference.

Fury and Wilder face off on Saturday night.