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Tyson Fury Responds To Deontay Wilder's Loss Excuse

Tyson Fury Responds To Deontay Wilder's Loss Excuse

Tyson Fury has responded to Deontay Wilder's claims that he only lost their WBC heavyweight title fight because of the 40 lbs body armour he wore to the ring.

Fury totally outclassed his opponent for six and a half rounds before the American's corner decided to throw in the towel part way through the seventh round.

Afterwards Wilder claimed that his legs were gone before the fight and that why he lost, an excuse Fury isn't buying but understands why his opponent said it. "He said that he trains in a 45-pound weighted vest every day," Fury told ITV's This Morning on Tuesday.

"But, you know, I can understand where he's coming from. In every fighter's mind there's got to be a reason why they've lost.

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"It can never be the simple fact I wasn't good enough on the night and lost to the better guy. It's always got to be, 'the camp was wrong, it was the trainer's fault, it was my suit, it was my toe'. It was always something's a problem.

"With me if I'm injured or whatever the problem is it's like, 'okay, the performance wasn't great but I'm going to move on and crack on."

Following the loss the American had claimed that none of the Gypsy King's shots had hurt him, saying, "He didn't hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me.

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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."

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The win for Fury was the pair's second meeting, after a controversial draw in the first fight back in December 2018, and they will fight for a third time in July after the Bronze Bomber activated his release clause.

Fury thinks he'll win the trilogy but he was very respectful of the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, especially about his knockout power, adding, "I beat him the first time, beat him the second time, I'll surely will beat him the third time.

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"The one thing I will say about Deontay Wilder is he's a very worthy opponent and he's a very dangerous opponent and he has that eraser power of 43 knockouts, only the one defeat, and you can never write a guy off like that, of you can never right a guy off like that, it's always one punch away from disaster with Deontay.

"Like he famously says, 'they have to be correct for 36 minutes, I have to be correct for one second'. And that's so true."

Fury twice knocked Wilder down. Image: PA Images
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Wilder wasn't happy that his corner threw in the towel, claiming he wanted to die on the sword, and believed his punching ability still gave him a chance to win the fight.

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The former champion may need to swallow his pride and admit the better man won on the night, otherwise he won't improve enough to win the third fight.

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

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