Deontay Wilder Sticks by His Accusations Against Tyson Fury: ‘I Knew What Was Going On With My Body’

Published 06/03/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – March 2: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Deontay Wilder speaks to the press during the weighin for his upcoming Heavyweight fight against Luis Ortiz at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New Yorkon March 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder got his wish and will face Tyson Fury for the third time in a bid to regard his WBC heavyweight belt. The loss in February was Wilder’s first career defeat, and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ did not take it well.

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Months after his loss, Wilder posted a bizarre video in which he attacked Tyson Fury. He accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of cheating in their bout and even called him a coward for not honoring the rematch. And now, the former heavyweight champion of the world has stuck by his accusations.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury is confronted by rival boxer Deontay Wilder after defeating Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The 42-1-1 boxer spoke to Premier Boxing Champions on an Instagram Livestream, and Michael Benson was quick to catch onto it. He aimed at the boxing world and said everyone saw, but no one spoke up. Wilder then referenced Fury’s questionable gloves in the fight and asked why no one spoke about it.

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The Bronze Bomber’ then said, “Look, they couldn’t even knock me out even with that Juju. I was under some juice, they [still] couldn’t even knock me out. They couldn’t even keep me down. Like I said, it took a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in.”

The American then added, “I felt it when the mask came off. I knew something was wrong with me, I knew I was not right.”

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Deontay Wilder can prove the world wrong

The comments from the former world champion showed he still believes Fury cheated. Moreover, despite all the criticism thrown his way, Wilder continues to say his walkout costume played a part in him losing his fight and still believes someone spiked his water. While he also included a dig at his former trainer Mark Breland.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ has received an incredible amount of criticism for all these excuses. His comments about his walkout costume started it all. Whereas his actions with his trainer, Mark Breland, were the nail in the coffin in the eyes of most boxing fans. As a result, the former heavyweight champion became a laughingstock among fighters.

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However, the pair will meet again on July 24, and Wilder has a chance to prove everyone wrong. If ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can deliver on his word this time around, you can expect him to remind everyone that he was right all along.

What do you make of these comments from Deontay Wilder? Do you think he will prove the world wrong?

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READ: Deontay Wilder’s Manager Confirms They Never Received Any Step-Aside Offers From Tyson Fury’s Team

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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