Kate Abdo has labelled Bob Arum's foul-mouthed rant about her as 'entirely inappropriate' after he took aim at the British broadcaster following Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's press conference on Wednesday.
Arum slammed Abdo for trying to arrange a face-off between the Gypsy King and Wilder in the boxing duo's press conference before Saturday's fight, shouting 'f*** her' twice when asked about her hosting the event.
Abdo took to Instagram the day after the row to give her perspective on things, insisting that a face-off was initially agreed upon – something Arum was vehemently against happening.
British broadcaster Kate Abdo (left) has responded to Bob Arum's foul-mouthed rant at her
Fury's promoter Bob Arum (above) slammed Abdo for her press conference performance
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 tempers flared during the press conference when Fury and Wilder, who have squared up to each other in previous press conferences, were preparing to face-off once again after Abdo suggested so, with the Gypsy King even putting down his microphone in preparation.
But Abdo stopped in her tracks while finishing her presenting job on the press conference and said: 'No, I apologise, we're not going to do it, no. Bob Arum says no.'
Arum was heard shouting from the press conference audience: 'Not a good idea!'
The American lawyer and boxing promoter was then caught making the expletive rant about Abdo after the press conference had ended.
Abdo (middle) asked the heavyweights to face-off but an angry Arum then said no to the idea
'They bring this woman in from the UK and she's slanting all the press conference to Wilder,' Arum shouted. '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?"