Retired British professional boxer Carl Froch appeared in an interview recently. On being asked about Deontay Wilder’s loss to Tyson Fury in the rematch, Froch said:
“He got wrote-off, didn’t he? — when he said the outfit was too heavy. Plus, he just said the outfit was too heavy and on the ring walk his legs got tired and everybody wrote him off.
“Because of that everyone’s like taking the piss out of him and laughing at him saying, ‘I can’t believe he said that’. And you know, he obviously came up with that reason.
“But short notes, it didn’t go down well, did it? But I just don’t know, Tyson Fury just put so much pressure on him from the start, backed him up, and is so much bigger than him. It’s that height, that reach, and that size, that awkwardness.
“I thought Wilder really, I felt a bit sorry for him in there. He was trying, he was letting shots go, he was getting caught. Got stopped on his feet, didn’t know the ref jumped in, the towel came and he was like ‘What’s going off? Why you stopped the fight?’ “ Froch said.
The comments made by Froch are related to one of the excuses that came from Wilder’s side after the loss. A lot of criticism had flown the latter’s way after these statements.
Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) lost to Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 21 KOs) via a seventh-round TKO in February. He has been relatively silent after the loss. However, his protege came forward lately stating “The Bronze Bomber” has been training hard for the third bout against Fury. It is being eyed for December 19, 2020.
According to Wilder’s protege, the American boxer is very confident about the fight and believes he will win his title back.
Well, it’s just a matter of time till the date is set for a third showdown between the two. The bout will be the most important of Wilder’s career.