Deontay Wilder has doubled down on his bizarre list of accusations that Tyson Fury cheated before their 2020 rematch in a new video.
The American heavyweight, who takes on Fury in a trilogy fight at the end of July, also slammed his critics for ignoring the evidence of their own eyes when it came to Fury's underhand actions last February.
The second fight between the pair saw Fury dominate and stop Wilder, leading the 'The Bronze Bomber' to blame everything from his own corner conspiring against him to there something supposedly illegal about Fury's gloves.
"You can't not see that!" said Wilder, referring to the way the Fury's gloves seemed slightly loose at the times. "Gloves do not bend. Your wrist cannot bend, unless you're double-jointed or something - how's it going to bend at a 90-degree angle?
"It [a boxing glove] doesn't have loose space in it; it's impossible."
Wilder added: "Look, they couldn't even knock me out, even under that ju-ju [witchcraft]. They couldn't even keep me down. Like I said, it took a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in."
Mark Breland was the trainer widely praised for stopping the fight as Wilder, who'd been knocked down twice, was taking a pounding on his feet in the seventh round. However the 35-year-old is now working under a new training team.
Wilder also pointed to Fury allegedly testing positive for nandrolone in a UK Anti-Doping test, revealed in 2016, which resulted in a lengthy legal battle between Fury and UKAD over the outcome.
"He's got a rap sheet of cheating, he's got a wrap sheet of abusing drugs," said Wilder. "Whereas you talk about a guy like me - that ain't got no rap sheet, just pure power, pure work ethic, but I'm lying? And you've got a guy that's known for cheating, and he's telling the truth?"
Ngl this kind of delusion is genuinely worrying, you can tell he's fully convinced himself too. Needs to go see a doctor or something. https://t.co/Mrr1fuqyuA- Ben:middle_finger: (@BenMMA_) June 3, 2021
I respect Wilder as a boxer and the fact he's a clean athlete and all that but the things that come out of his mouth really make me cringe :grimacing: https://t.co/KNfXHHwZqV- Matt Farrington (@MattFarrington_) June 3, 2021
I'm not saying Tyson cheated.. hear me out tho lmao IVE NEVER SEEN A GLOVE BEND LIKE THAT IM JUST SAYING :sweat_smile:- Rene (@TheRealRene23) June 2, 2021
Fury got no power? Then how do you explain the blood that was leaking out from the ear?- Jorge Alvarado (@FightFreak3437) June 2, 2021
Wilder was widely mocked for the length and diversity of his list of excuses, with Fury posting a list totalling 26 on social media just after their third fight was shockingly announced, scuppering plans for a Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua showdown.
But Wilder is clearly backing up every one of his statements.
"I know what I can do. They knew it too, so they had to have something to slow me down... See, they thought they were going to take me out in the second or third round, but that voodoo-gypsy combo-soup didn't work, so they had to use my trainer."
With a new trainer in former opponent Malik Scott and plenty of time to recover from his injuries, Wilder will - presumably - have no excuses going into his third fight with Fury on 24 July.
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