Deontay Wilder has a new excuse for his loss to Tyson Fury.
Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title to Fury following a seventh-round TKO defeat in their matchup in February earlier this year.
The American initially claimed his walkout costume was too heavy which affected his legs during the fight. And after months of silence, Wilder came out with a string of new excuses following the recent expiry of his rematch clause.
Among them were that Fury used an egg weight in his gloves and that his water was spiked by his own trainer.
The latest excuse? Fury’s fingernails caused his ear to bleed during the fight.
“I haven’t yet heard valid proof of how gloves flap all the way back, why your hands were in the middle of the glove, why did my ear have scratches deep inside my ear? Because of your (Fury’s) nails,” Wilder told Brian Custer on The Last Stand PodCast (via BoxingScene). “It’s so many different facts and proof that we have. But it just shows the greatness of it.”
Wilder went on to reiterate that Fury cheated and has long been cheating throughout his professional boxing career.
“He cheated. He flat out cheated,” Wilder added. “That wasn’t the best man. That was a coward. He got a long reputation of being a known cheater. And if you known to be a known cheater, why you gonna stop now? The gist of it, if they have the opportunity to cheat and you don’t cheat, you’re known as a sucker.
“[Y]ou can go back to the rap sheet and history of him cheating and cheating even going back with the [Wladimir] Klitschko fight. So he wasn’t no better man at that fight. It’s so sad that I’m so great in this sport that they had to cheat me. [It’s] what makes me even more powerful, my legacy even stronger than it already is.”
Fury was already enraged with Wilder’s recent excuses — so much so that he said he would never give him a rematch — and this latest one will not make him any happier.
In fact, it might make him even more concerned for Wilder’s mental well-being.
What do you think of Wilder’s latest excuse?