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Tyson Fury's Coach Sugar Hill Steward Hits Back At Deontay Wilder Over Costume Excuse

Tyson Fury's Coach Sugar Hill Steward Hits Back At Deontay Wilder Over Costume Excuse

Sugar Hill Steward has hit back at Deontay Wilder over his costume excuse by claiming Tyson Fury had injuries in camp.

Wilder blamed his devastating defeat against Fury on his heavy costume, which he wore during his extravagant ring walk.

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And Fury's coach Sugar Hill is the latest person to slam Wilder for his bizarre excuse.

"We had injuries in camp," he told Steve Kim. "Tyson hurt his ankles, they were all messed up, he suffered a cut in camp. I think at the beginning his elbow or shoulder was hurt. So Fury's the one with the injuries."

Wilder failed to attend the post-fight press conference but he did release a statement on Monday, where he claimed Fury didn't hurt him.

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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 34-year-old explained.

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"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.

"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.

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"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."

Wilder will have the chance to reclaim the WBC heavyweight world title after he exercised the rematch clause.

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They'll meet in the summer for a blockbuster trilogy bout.

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

Nasir Jabbar

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.