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Footage Of Deontay Wilder Proves Cornerman Was Right To Throw In The Towel

Footage Of Deontay Wilder Proves Cornerman Was Right To Throw In The Towel

Deontay Wilder probably should have been stopped by his corner before the seventh round started, that's the view of fans after looking at the footage of the Bronze Bomber before the end of the fight.

The former WBC champion struggled from the off against Tyson Fury on Saturday night, especially after being clipped in the ear in the third round, and the fight was ended by his cornerman in the seventh round.

One boxing fan tweeted praise for Mark Breland along with footage of Wilder struggling between the sixth and seventh rounds:

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The American had been knocked down a second time in the fifth round, as well as slipping on two other occasions, and spent the sixth round only trying to survive.

He went back to the corner at the end of that round already looking a beaten man and the footage suggests that could have been the end of his punishment by Fury.

Instead the 34-year-old was sent back out and continued to get caught by his opponent. After being backed into the corner his team finally threw in the towel after a minute and 39 seconds.

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After the fight Breland 'boss,' and Wilder's lead trainer, Jay Deas said he wasn't happy that his colleague had decided to end the fight, "Mark threw in the towel, I didn't think he should have," Deas explained.

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"Deontay is the kind of guy that's a 'go out on his shield kind of guy' and he will tell you straight up don't throw the towel in.

"You always have to consider Deontay is a fearsome puncher. He always has that shot to land a big shot and turn things around."

Wilder was twice knocked down to the canvas. Image: PA Images
Wilder was twice knocked down to the canvas. Image: PA Images
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Fans on Twitter weren't in agreement with Deas, based on the footage between the final two rounds, with one saying, "He shouldn't have come out in public and placed blame on the towel being thrown in by his colleague. The least he should do is back him and say it was the right decision."

Another added "Wilders corner sucks. Led his boy out there in the 7th to get teed off on. Dude couldn't stand up let alone walk across the bloody ring. fury was fighting a zombie for more than three of those rounds."

A third said, "Jay wasn't thinking of Wilders health and wanted him to risk being seriously injured it took an ex boxer in Mark to understand when it's time to call it quits."

With a fourth saying, "They should have retired him in the corner. They ran the risk of serious damage to him, thankfully one of them saw sense to eventually throw in the towel."

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Always best to live to fight another day.

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder, British boxing

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