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Deontay Wilder Says He'll Wear 'Special' Outfit On Ring Walk Against Tyson Fury

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Deontay Wilder Says He'll Wear 'Special' Outfit On Ring Walk Against Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he will wear a 'special' outfit on his ring walk to face Tyson Fury, despite blaming defeat the last time he met the world champion on his last outfit.

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The excuses have been numerous since Fury stopped Wilder in February 2020, with the British boxer handing the American his first ever defeat and capturing the WBC Heavyweight world title.

Wilder claimed everything from his water being tampered with to some sort of curse from the Gypsy King, as reasons why he was completely outclassed before the seventh round stoppage.

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The one excuse that stood out most was the Bronze Bomber claiming that the elaborate jacket he wore to the ring, which is said to have weighed 40 lbs, claiming his legs were gone from wearing it.

Despite that, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is still going to wear another 'special' outfit when it comes to their trilogy fight on October 9th.

"All of my fights have – well, since I became champion, you know, nobody has come out with a better dress, better uniform than I have," Wilder claimed on Boxing Scene.

"And we're going to continue with that. We'll just have to see what I put on. It's going to be something special. 

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"It's going to be something that I dedicate to my people, my tribe. So you can look forward to seeing it."

Wilder in his ring gear. Image: PA Images
Wilder in his ring gear. Image: PA Images

As well as the fact the excuse sounded awful, footage of the 35-year-old, previously undefeated, heavyweight emerged of him showing off about training in a 45 lbs vest.

"I wear a 45lb vest during all my exercises and everything that I do, to have that extra weight on me," the American told Joe Rogan in 2018.

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However, despite that, he has once again blamed the weight of his attire, "When I first tried it on, I saw it had some type of weight to it, but during that time you get so excited and you want people to see it. But we immediately started feeling, 'All right, we're going to have to put this uniform on a certain amount of time before we go out,' even if we had to delay it a little bit, before putting it on. 

Fury and Wilder face off at the press conference. Image: PA Images
Fury and Wilder face off at the press conference. Image: PA Images

"But our timing wasn't perfect. We still had the uniform on about 10 to 15 minutes before walking out. And I was walking around with it. I just didn't have the helmet on.

"And when I put the helmet on and started walking out, it was a long ring walk. Due to the circumstances I was under, it immediately just drained my legs. And then you're talking about walking up the stairs [to the ring] with it on. 

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"It was almost like a workout. I didn't think it would affect me that much. But it affected me more than what I expected."

Another Wilder excuse came from a conspiracy that Fury had cheated, claiming the undefeated British heavyweight's gloves were loaded.

He also recently took another shot at his upcoming opponent, based on the delay to their fight. They were meant to fight in July but it was put back to October because of a positive Covid 19 test from Fury.

However the former champ has claimed that it was a lie and said his opponent should 'burn in hell,' for lying about getting the virus.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder

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