Even at the end of his brutal punches at the hands of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder was still standing tall. For someone with a chin as good as his, you’d think he could take a loss.
After his final spin on the apology wheel came to a halt on eggweights in the gloves, Wilder wasted no time getting on camera to present his new explanation.
Deontay Wilder accused Tyson Fury of cheating by putting egg weights in his gloves
Fury inflicted Wilder’s first career loss in February with a brutal stoppage win
WHAT ARE THE WEIGHTS OF THE EGGS?
Egg weights are small hand weights that are unique in size and shape and are primarily used during cardio or stretching exercises.
Egg weights are made from dense metals that keep the weight small and compact in your hand.
A number of Olympic athletes are known to use them in training.
Egg weights are small hand weights used for cardio and stretching exercises.
“I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton would take your gloves off to put your fist in the wrong position,” Wilder said.
“You tried the same method the second time, but this time you scraped the flesh from my ears, causing them to bleed.
‘There’s no way a brand new 10oz glove will fold or have any headroom. I firmly believe you had something hard in your glove, something the size and shape of an egg weight. That’s why the side of my face swelled up like an egg weight. And it also left a gash in my face.
Fury and his team have strenuously denied his cheating allegations.
Wilder somewhat undermined his own argument having already made several other excuses for the stoppage defeat – which is now almost as high as the number of rounds he lasted against Fury in February.
Before the eggweight door, Wilder blamed the fact that his ring walk costume was too heavy. Then he said Mark Breland was at fault and disloyal for throwing in the towel in the seventh round.
He also claimed that his water was spiked with a muscle relaxer, that referee Kenny Bayless was supportive of Fury, and that he injured himself before the fight.
And in the eyes of Frank Warren, Fury’s co-promoter, this latest accusation is just a clear example of Wilder clinging to the straw.
“It’s just crap, it’s just ridiculous,” Warren told Sportsmail.
“I have a lot of time for him and I don’t know why he embarrasses himself by going out with this rubbish.
Wilder previously claimed his ringwalk suit was too heavy and affected his legs
The American also blamed his loss on Fury-friendly referee Kenny Bayless
“Everyone knows what happens in title fights. There is a representative from each of the boxing camps who witness the bandaging of the respective fighter’s hands, and then there is a representative from a local commission who then signs off on those bandaging.
“They watch them put on and lace up the gloves and then there’s tape wrapped around the gloves and then again it’s signed and that’s what happened. It happened.
“His rep as well as the local commission were there so again it’s just a full load of b******s. It’s just crazy and I don’t know why he bothers with all this.
Prior to his rematch with Fury, Wilder had a reputation as boxing’s most fearsome puncher.
If he continues to play the blame game, he will have he became the biggest contender in the sport.
Wilder was actually well-imagined to inflict Fury’s first professional career loss in the rematch after coming awfully close to doing so in the 12th and final round of their remarkable first encounter the previous December when he blew up this hammer blow with the right hand.
Fury bullied Wilder in rematch and dropped him twice en route to stoppage win
His co-promoter Frank Warren dismissed Wilder’s latest claims as ‘a load of b*****s’
But an aggressive, beefed-up version of Fury proved far too much for Wilder as he was tossed around the ring like a rag doll and beaten from pillar to post before being saved from further punishment.
It would have been a tough pill to swallow, but Wilder seems to have spat it out right away.
Even Eddie Hearn is on the same page as Warren – which is rare – calling the American “ridiculous” for refusing to accept his loss to Fury and instead making accusations of cheating.
Warren added: “I just think it’s very sad he just got beaten by the best man. He should have done what Tyson did.
“Tyson got robbed, absolutely robbed. He won that first fight but he got robbed and he never, ever cried about it.
“We did the fight again and he righted the wrongs. I don’t know what state of mind he is in or where his head is. Like I said I have a lot of time for him and I love Deontay, I just think it’s sad and he needs to stop embarrassing himself.