‘It Wasn’t A Knockout… A Weak Individual In My Team Did Something He Wasn’t Meant To,’ Deontay Wilder Says Of His Sacked Trainer, Before Promising To KO Tyson Fury

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Deontay Wilder claims that he was not knocked out by Tyson Fury during their grudge rematch in February 2020, blaming the setback on his ‘weak’ old trainer.

When the two battled 20 months ago in Las Vegas, Wilder, 35, was overwhelmed by the Gypsy King over seven rounds, suffering two knockdowns before his trainer, Mark Breland, threw in the towel to put an end to the Bronze Bomber’s misery.

The Alabama knockout artist returns to the ring on Saturday night in search of his old WBC title after being heavily chastised for making a series of dismal excuses for his sole career loss, including claims that Fury cheated and that his ringwalk costume was too heavy.

And Wilder has returned to the blame game, saying that he was ‘happy’ he lost because it demonstrated to followers that he is a ‘fighter’ who only lost because of Breland, whom he described as a ‘weak man.’

‘I am actually glad it happened to me, the way it happened to me,’ he told BT Sport.

‘I showed that I was a true warrior, even the circumstances I was under, I know who I am. I wanted to see what type of man I would be, he showed me his best. Even on my worst night and on his best night he still couldn’t get me out of there.

‘People tried to label it as a knockout, but that wasn’t a knockout. It was a stoppage because of a weak individual in my team that did something he didn’t suppose to do and that was throw in the towel.

‘I ended the fight on my feet. There is a difference between a knockout and ending the fight on your feet. I am just looking forward to this time around and I cant wait again, ‘

source : daily mail

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