Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has continued to claim his water was spiked during his seventh round TKO loss to Tyson Fury.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ made several unusual excuses for his poor performance against Fury. Wilder initially blamed his walkout costume, accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of loading his gloves and claimed his trainer Mark Breland colluded with Team Fury to spike his water. Breland has subsequently been fired from Wilder’s camp.
The former world champion and talented trainer recently told the ‘Fight is Right’ podcast that Wilder’s boxing career is finished
“His career is done now, I’m done and he’s done, I’m done with him. He’s got a lot of power but that’s all, I wish him well and that’s it.”
In an interview with 78 Sports TV, Wilder fired back at Breland and repeated his accusations of spiking, he said.
“He was saying something about Jay pouring the water and s*** like that and the glove wasn’t tampered with and stuff like that, it’s crazy how you can say another man did something that we really don’t have no proof of.
“Although we know what the deal is. We know what’s up, man,” Wilder added. “But it ain’t really no proof, but you want to debunk something that we have all the proof and evidence of.
“If people understood how I felt in that motherf***** and what I was able to do under all that pressure and s*** that was going on with me man, they’ll look at me today and salute me every time they see me and say, ‘Champ, I don’t know how the f*** you did it.’
“But you know, people will never know. They’ll never know.”
“It’s crazy, bro, it’s crazy. Because I had this man around me for so long. I had him around my family, around my kids – I fed this dude.
“Even when many people thought I outgrew him, many wanted me to fire him but I kept him on board. To hear all these things that he’s saying is crazy.
“It’s like, I was the one who fed you, bro. I was the one who kept you around. He should’ve been gone a long time ago. But because of the love that I have – to continue to give you a job and all of that. Even after the fact of all his medical issues that he’s personally going on with himself, I still kept him around. For him to betray me and say crazy stuff, man, you know, it is a little hurtful.” (Transcribed by GiveMeSport)
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