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'Deontay Wilder's Costume Didn't Make An Ounce Of Difference'

'Deontay Wilder's Costume Didn't Make An Ounce Of Difference'

The designer of Tyson Fury's outfits has claimed that Deontay Wilder's ring walk costume wouldn't have impacted the result of the heavyweight world title clash.

Wilder blamed his crushing defeat to Fury on his costume which he wore on his way to the ring last Saturday in Las Vegas.

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But Melissa Anglesea has dismissed his bizarre excuse as the creative director of Suzi Wong has explained his costume wouldn't of made an "ounce" of difference.

"Let's be honest, from a man that's six foot seven and weighs what Wilder does, a three stone costume makes absolutely no ounce of difference," she told BBC Radio Five Live.

"We've made stuff for heavyweight fighters including Dillian Whyte that are super heavy because we've used thousands of crystals - we used on a costume for Whyte that we made - and it was super heavy, but he knocked Dereck Chisora out when he wore that costume."

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"He didn't hurt me at all, but the simple fact is... that my uniform was way too heavy for me," the American explained.

"I didn't have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.

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"It could easily be told that I didn't have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, 'It looked like something was wrong with you.' Something was, but when you're in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.

"I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn't have the legs because of my uniform.

"I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before but I didn't think it was going to be that heavy. It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries.

"I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything."

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Spotlight, Boxing, Heavyweight, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.