Deontay Wilder’s trainer has suggested the walkout costume used by the ‘Bronze Bomber’ may be to blame for his defeat to Tyson Fury.
Wilder relinquished his WBC title on Saturday night in Las Vegas in a one-sided affair as Fury shocked the world with a brutal and aggressive performance.
Deontay Wilder made his way to the ring with an extravagant outfit on Saturday night
After vowing to stop the previously unbeaten Wilder in just two rounds, the ‘Gypsy King’ managed to drop his man in the third round with a vicious combination which left the American bleeding from the ear.
And head coach Jay Deas suggested the extravagant walkout outfit may have played a bigger part than first feared.
Asked what went wrong, Deas told Boxing Social: “Until I see the video it’s hard for me to say exactly what happened.
“I’m not sure… his legs didn’t look great to me early on. I didn’t think his legs looked like they normally look.
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Wilder’s costume must have weighed the Bronze Bomber down
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Fury toppled Wilder in the seventh round after a spectacular performance
“I know he came to the ring and the outfit was very heavy.
“I don’t know if that had [anything] to do with it, Tyson’s a lot of weight to be putting on you as well. I don’t know all the answers yet but once I see the film I know more.”
The 34-year-old was out-fought and out-thought in Sin City as Fury used his three stone weight advantage to bully the smaller man around the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
However, Wilder vowed to come back even stronger after leaving the ring without the famous green and gold belt for the first time since 2015.
Speaking about the defeat, Wilder himself said: “Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight.
“I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around.
“This is what big-time boxing is all about; the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.”
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