’To Me It Was All Bulls**t‘ – Tyson Fury’s Cutman Gives His Thoughts on Deontay Wilder’s Accusations

Published 03/19/2021, 12:59 PM EDT


Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran, the cutman of Tyson Fury, has given his take on Deontay Wilder’s accusations following Fury vs Wilder 2. The famous cornerman explained why he thinks the accusations hold no value. Moreover, he even explained why ‘Bronze Bomber’ and his team know the truth.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Duran has slowly become one of the sport’s most famous cutmen. He cornered Tyson Fury for the rematch in 2020 and was also the one who wrapped the WBC champion’s hands. Now, a year later, he has voiced his opinion on the entire controversy.

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Duran spoke to The Boxing Social on YouTube and said, “To me, it was all bulls**t. It’s kinda, feeling sorry for yourself and really disrespects yourself. And when you understand what goes on behind the scenes and you can see why, it’s just a farce.”

This was the opinion of the entire boxing community when Deontay Wilder posted the video accusing ‘Gypsy King’. The majority felt Wilder was only making it worse for himself with the excuses. Moreover, everyone knew it would be practically impossible for Fury’s team to do what he accused them of.

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Why it would have made no sense for Tyson Fury to cheat

One of Wilder’s accusations was that Fury pulled his hands further down on the gloves and thus landed shots without the gloves’ padding. However, Duran explained why something like this would be impossible to pull off.

Why would you want to take your hand out of the glove when it’s in a position where you could actually hurt yourself? But then on the same token, if you ever put a glove on, and you wrapped it like we do with the commission, its impossible for you to remove your hand out of the glove,” said Duran.

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Thus, after everyone has reacted to Wilder’s claims, the all-important man who wrapped Fury’s hands on the night has shut down any lingering doubts. However, the cutman is not revealing anything new since most hardcore boxing fans will know about these restrictions.

What do you make of these comments from Stitch Duran? Do you think the cutman has well and truly shut down those accusations?

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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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