Former WBC heayweight champion, Deontay Wilder has revealed that his loss to Tyson Fury was down to the 45 pounds custom he had worn in his entrance to the ring. The costume suit was made to honour the black history month and Deontay Wilder has blamed the suite for fatigue before getting into the ring, here is what the boxer had to say when asked about his loss to Tyson Fury.
There were a lot of things that went wrong leading up to the fight, in the last minutes before the fight, but I accept full responsibility,” Wilder said. “I paid a severe price because my legs were how they were because of my uniform. My uniform was way too heavy. It was 40-plus pounds. We had it on 10 or 15 minutes before we even walked out and then put the helmet on. That was extra weight, then the ring walk, then going up the stairs. It was like a real workout for my legs. When I took it off, I knew immediately that game has changed.
Wilder has now also fired his trainer, Mark Breland for throwing in the towel against his wish as he said he prefers to go out on his shields:
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I really let the designers freelance with it. It was really their idea,” Wilder said. “By the third round, I had no legs. I was completely done. My legs were gone. I had to step into survival mode very early. But you know me — I’m going out on my shield. I’m a fighter. I’m a warrior. That’s what I do.
The former WBC champion also claimed he will be activating his rematch clause with Tyson Fury:
“We’re definitely going to exercise it,” said Wilder, who fought to a disputed draw with Fury 14 months ago. “We’re looking forward to it. I’m a warrior and a true champion, and I fight like that every bit of the way. We’re definitely going on with it. That’s for sure. By the summertime