Tyson Fury's Trainer Backtracks And Gives Interesting New Take On Deontay Wilder's Costume Excuse
Tyson Fury's trainer SugarHill Steward says he can't assume Deontay Wilder is making an excuse for his crushing defeat.
Wilder blamed his heavy pre-fight costume for his underwhelming performance against Fury last weekend in Las Vegas.
And while SugarHill initially hit back at his excuse, he now believes there may be some substance to the claim that his attire drained him before the world title clash with Fury.
"I don't know what to make of Wilder's costume. No idea," SugarHill revealed.
"I don't think it's a ridiculous claim. He's claiming it, and that's how he feels. Tyson and I weren't in it, so I can't speak on what another man feels. It's like walking in another man's shoes. Tyson Fury was carried in comfortably."
'The Bronze Bomber' will continue to use the designers who made his costume, but he insists he has to make changes with his ring walk costume in the future to avoid further controversy.
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"When I first tried it on, I saw it had some type of weight to it," he explained. "You know, but during that time you get so excited and you want people to see it. But we immediately started feeling, 'All right, we're gonna 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.
"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.
"My last couple of outfits, they had no weight on it. It was more Styrofoam. This time around, we added different heavy things. The skulls, the rhinestones that was on there. There was a lot of things that were designed on there that made it very, very, very heavy.
"You know, even with the mask, it had battery packs in the mask. So, it was quite a bit, you know, and I'm definitely gonna change that up. That's something that I'll never do again."
Wilder is set to meet Fury for a third time in the summer after exercising the contracted rematch clause.
He's vowed to "regain the title" following his first professional defeat.
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