Tyson Fury ‘understands’ Deontay Wilder blaming heavy outfit for defeat – as boxers always need an excuse for defeat – The Sun

TYSON FURY says he gets why Deontay Wilder is choosing to blame his ring walk outfit for his shock loss in Las Vegas. 

Fury, who claimed an outstanding TKO victory against Wilder on February 22, says boxers always look for excuses when they lose.

Wilder suffered the first defeat of his professional boxing career when he was floored by the Gypsy King during a seven-round thriller.

Wilder claimed his extravagant Black History Month costume was one of the reasons why he lost his WBC title.

But Gypsy King Fury believes the Bronze Bomber is using entrance attire as an excuse.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning Fury said: "It’s always got to be, ‘the camp was wrong, it was the trainer’s fault, it was my suit, it was my toe.

It can never be the simple fact I wasn’t good enough on the night and lost to the better guy

"It was always something’s a problem. In every fighter’s mind there’s got to be a reason why they’ve lost.

"It can never be the simple fact I wasn’t good enough on the night and lost to the better guy.

"He said that he trains in a 45-pound weighted vest every day… but, you know, I can understand where he’s coming from.

"With me if I’m injured or whatever the problem is it’s like, ‘okay, the performance wasn’t great but I’m going to move on and crack on."

After the fight Wilder told Yahoo Sports: "I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy.

"It weighed 40, 40-something pounds with the helmet and all the batteries. I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.

‘I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through."

A third clash for the WBC crown is expected to be on the cards for the heavyweight giants later this year.

And Wilder's US promoter Bob Arum believes it will '100 percent' be held on US soil.

Fury, who's eyeing a future clash with British rival Anthony Joshua, is confident he can defeat Wilder again.

The Gypsy King added: "I beat him the first time, beat him the second time, I’ll surely will beat him the third time."

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