Deontay Wilder has been met with ridicule after blaming his 45-pound walkout costume for his TKO loss to Tyson Fury, claiming that his legs were ‘shot’ from the very first round.
Fury, however, understands how difficult it must be for Fury to admit that he lost to the better man — so an out of the ordinary excuse was to be expected.
“He said he trains in a 45lbs weighted vest every day,” Fury said on This Morning, per Jack de Menezes of The Independent. “I can understand where he’s coming from because in every fighter’s mind there’s always got to be a reason why they’ve lost. It can never be the simple fact of ‘I wasn’t good enough on the night, I lost to the better guy.’”
“It’s always gotta be ‘the camp was wrong, it was the trainer’s fault, it was my suit, it was my toe’. It’s always something was a problem. With me if I’m injured or whatever the problem is, it’s like ‘ok the performance wasn’t great, I’m going to move on and crack on’.”
Fury fought Wilder to a draw in their first heavyweight title bout in 2018 and both men are expected to collide in a trilogy bout later this year after ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has decided to exercise his rematch clause.
Speaking of the inevitable rematch, ‘The Gypsy King’ is confident he will put the final nail in the coffin and silence ‘The Bronze Bomber’ for good.
“I beat him the first time, I beat him the second time and I surely will beat him the third time,” Fury said. “The one thing I will say about Deontay Wilder is he’s a very worthy opponent and a very dangerous opponent. He has that eraser power of 43 knockouts, only the one defeat, so you can never write a guy off like that and it’s always one punch away from disaster with Deontay Wilder, because like he famously says they have to be correct for 36 minutes, he only has to be correct for one second, and that’s so true.”
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