Deontay Wilder Once Again Humiliated After 2017 Comments Resurface
Deontay Wilder's comments about not making excuses from his fight against Bermane Stiverne in 2017 have come back to bite him.
On Saturday night Wilder was completely dominated by Tyson Fury before his corner threw the towel in during the seventh round. Following the fight the Bronze Bomber blamed his ring-walk gear for being too heavy and later blamed Anthony Dirrell for telling his team to throw in the towel.
They were both pretty lame excuses and they've been made to look even worse by Wilder himself. Ahead of his rematch with Stiverne in 2017 the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist criticised his Canadian opponent for his excuses after their first fight.
"I consider him a sore loser. I tell people all the time before I fight them, I let the fighters know, l let the fans know, don't make excuses for my wins when I win," he told Boxing Scene.
"They did just that. Everybody's gonna have an excuse. The thing about it is, nobody wants to hear an excuse once you lose. When you lose, you lose. Deal with it.
"But if it's an excuse that actually occurred, keep it to yourself and amongst your team. Go back into the gym and work on that. Because people don't wanna hear that when you lose. I think that's the thing with Stiverne - he talked so much, he promised so much and didn't deliver none of it. And for that reason, he's bitter. He's got some type of hatred towards me or whatever, but I'm gonna beat it out of him come November the 4th."
Whilst Wilder did exactly what he said he'd do to Stiverne in their rematch, beating him in the first round, the 34-year-old hasn't heeded his own words.
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The excuses were fast incoming and he even blamed his own cornerman for throwing in the towel when he wanted to 'die on his sword' and felt he still could have won the fight.
His 'body armour' is said to have weighed 40 lbs and footage was brought up of the former WBC heavyweight champ showing off that he carried 45 lbs worth of weight during training.
Wilder will have to go back to the drawing board in an attempt to beat Fury in their trilogy fight, with the Bronze Bomber expected to officially invoke his release clause.
There will be no heavy body armour, no excuses and there needs to be a whole new strategy because the previous two fights haven't gone his way.
Does Wilder have it in him to overcome Fury?