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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Boxing News / Deontay Wilder Claims He Lost to Tyson Fury because His Halloween Costume Weighed Too Much

Deontay Wilder Claims He Lost to Tyson Fury because His Halloween Costume Weighed Too Much

Didn't he say he had no excuses after the fight?
Publish Date: 02/24/2020
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
Source: AL.com

So much for the narrative about Deontay Wilder being a warrior. Sure he took an ass whipping like a man but just two days later, instead of acting like a man, he is making excuses. It’s not a good look!

Deontay Wilder was in trouble against Tyson Fury from the very start of their world Heavyweight Championship fight last Saturday night in Las Vegas, and now we’re learning that what he wore into the ring might have had something to do with it. No really, that’s what Wilder is saying. Wilder wore an elaborate costume into the ring, which weighed 40 pounds and it took his legs away.

This may be one of the worst excuses we have ever heard from a boxer. Are you telling me the costume he wore was too heavy and that’s why he lost? How about this? Maybe don’t wear a costume when you are on your way to get in a fight. Wilder claimed he wore the costume to honor black history month. Next he will tell us he lost because it was black history month and the pressure was too much for him.

This is exactly what he told writer Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports on Monday.

“He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is, Kevin, that my uniform was way too heavy for me. I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through. But I’m a warrior and people know that I’m a warrior. It could easily be told that I didn’t have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, ‘It looked like something was wrong with you.’ Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things. I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.”

He continued, “I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy. It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries. I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”

He also, in true warrior mentality form, threw assistant trainer Mark Breland under the bus by telling Iole “I’d rather die in the ring than have the towel thrown in. I’m a warrior. I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional. It is not an emotional thing, it’s a principle thing. We’ve talked about this situation many, many years before this even happened. I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield. If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principle of receiving.”

So the excuse and blame train continue for the warrior, who lost because his costume was too heavy. Last time I checked warriors don’t usually wear costumes, do they? It seems to me if Wilder was going to war he would not even worry about costumes, but that’s not all the warrior is using for an excuse. He went on to blame Referee Kenny Bayless. He alleged Bayless declined to effectively confront Fury over a slew of punches to the back of Wilder’s head and neck after telling Wilder he would disqualify him if he did the same in the pre-fight dressing room.

Number one, the costume was his fault; number two, I guess he would rather die in the ring right in front of his kids and wife; number three, what an ass Mark Breland is for possibly saving his life; and number four, Referee Kenny Bayless was terrible in the fight on both sides and I am pretty sure that he did take an unwarranted point away for Fury hitting on a break. But wait, would a true warrior bitch about getting hit in the back of the head? I don’t think so, but a whiny little bitch that can’t handle getting his ass kicked sure would.

This means we will have to watch a third fight where Wilder gets the brakes beat off him by Fury. After his interview today I look forward to it. The sad fact is Wilder is nothing but a hype job who can punch a bit and that’s all he is. Fury is a man who said what he was going to do and he did it. Deontay Wilder should take his money and retire before he embarrasses himself even more than he already has. Deontay your time is up, Tyson Fury is the king and you sir are no warrior. Warriors do not make excuses.

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