Joe Rogan Discusses Deontay Wilder’s Excuses Over Tyson Fury Loss
Deontay Wilder lost his WBC title to Tyson Fury in their rematch a year ago, when he was knocked down twice before his corner threw in the towel in the seventh round. Since then, the American heavyweight has made a number of outlandish excuses for the defeat.
Immediately after the fight, Wilder said that his 40lbs ring-walk costume caused him to fatigue during the fight. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ later accused Fury of loading his gloves, and also claimed that his water was spiked.
Speaking on his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast (as transcribed by The Mac Life), Joe Rogan outlined the ‘crazy’ excuses Wilder made after his Fury rematch.
“He came up with a bunch of crazy excuses,” Rogan said. “Someone poisoned his water. He thinks [his coach at the time] Mark Breland had some sort of a deal to sabotage him, that’s why he threw in the towel. He thought Tyson Fury had an egg weight in his glove, and he also thought that the glove was not attached correctly. He thought he wasn’t hitting him with the padded part of the glove, that the glove was like pushed up on his hand so his knuckles were hitting the wrist area, and that’s where his knuckles were.”
Fair And Square
Rogan went on to say that there was nothing wrong with Fury’s gloves, and Wilder should accept defeat gracefully, because he was beaten fair and square on the night.
“They’re gloves, he’s got gloves on. He’s wearing the gloves right, he f***ed you up,” Rogan stated. “It’s just a fight. And it sucks because I like Deontay, and I’m a big fan. Probably the most exciting one-punch knockout artist in the history of the heavyweight division. He knocks out like, he hits them on the forehead and they go to sleep, it’s crazy. He’s got crazy power.
“It’s just sad when a guy is used to winning, only winning, and then loses one fight and doesn’t say, ‘Hey he was the better man, back to the drawing board and figure out what I did wrong’. Instead, he’s got crazy excuses like there’s a weight in his glove and I was poisoned, and the vest was too heavy.”
Wilder vs Fury 3?
A rematch clause for the trilogy fight between Wilder and Fury was in the works until the cut-off date expired last October. However, ‘The Gyspy King’ isn’t ruling out the possibility of a trilogy fight with Wilder down the road.
At present however, Fury is eyeing a huge unification bout with WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO champion Anthony Joshua this summer. Last week, AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn said that the two parties are only days away from reaching a deal.
In the last fews days, there has been speculation that a heavyweight showdown between former champions Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz is in the works.
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