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Wilder: I Don’t See Fury As A Champion

Wilder: I Don’t See Fury As A Champion

Deontay Wilder has admitted that “something was wrong” causing his defeat to Tyson Fury but said “no-one should be surprised” by his desire to fight again.

Fury floored Wilder twice and stopped him in seven one-sided rounds to become WBC heavyweight champion 14 months after they initially fought to a draw. They are expected to fight again in October.

“In my eyes I don’t see Fury as a champion,” Wilder told Premier Boxing Champions’ podcast. “He ain’t the champion yet because we’ve still got one more fight left.”

Wilder insisted his body language was wrong: “When I took off my mask, the things that I was doing. I’ve been in this sport a very long time so people automatically know how I am. People that know boxing know that it wasn’t Deontay Wilder on that night. I was a zombie on that night.

“I wasn’t myself. I felt like a zombie.

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“I’m still reflecting. I can’t believe the things that happened. I’m figuring things out.”

Wilder has previously claimed that his ring-walk outfit, weighing 40lbs, tired his legs and contributed to his loss.

The American, previously undefeated in 43 and feted as one of boxing’s all-time hardest punchers, intends to pursue his right to a third fight with Fury.

“No-one should be surprised. I am who I am, Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder,” he said.

“Why wouldn’t I want it?

“He knows that wasn’t me. I know that wasn’t me. That wasn’t the real Deontay Wilder, something was wrong.

“There is more fuel on the fire. This is the final straw.”

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 2
  • Gideon S 4 months ago

    That’s what you get when disrespect God…
    Remember your comments against God before the fight..

     
  • GLORY 4 months ago

    How could you have managed to see after those devastating punches for ever ranting against your Creator? You just left me thinking how that could have been possible but to be honest, no chance to think right talkless of seeing. Go to God in repentance n come back better cos you definitely have it in you; a warrior.