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“He Came to Lean On Me”- Deontay Wilder Criticizes Tyson Fury’s Gameplan Following the Knockout Loss in the Trilogy

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Dillian Whyte on Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3

Tyson Fury managed to defeat Deontay Wilder in a dominating fashion in their trilogy this Saturday. The following fight took place inside the fully stacked T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After winning and successfully defending his WBC heavyweight title, Fury is widely considered the best heavyweight boxer of this era.

During the post press conference, Fury was asked about his interaction with Wilder after the fight. Answering the question Fury revealed that he was disappointed by how Wilder chose not to talk to him or show any respect after both fought like warriors.

I said well done and he said I don’t want to show any sportsmanship and respect to you, I said no problem,” said Fury. Fury also added there is no way Wilder can make an excuse that he cheated. 

Fury explained that both Wilder and his whole team know that he lost. Hence, there can be no excuses regarding it. “ How can you say that I’ve cheated when you know in your own heart and your whole team knows that you just got beat fair and square,” said Fury. According to Fury, Wilder is a sore loser in boxing and it’s not the first or last time this is happening in boxing.

Deontay Wilder issues statement after the loss to Tyson Fury

 After 11 hard fought rounds against the Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder addressed the fans and stated:

“I did my best but it wasn’t good enough tonight I am not sure what happened. I know that he did certain things, I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277lbs to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on Try to rough me up and succeeded” Wilder told after the fight.”

It’s hard to deny the fact that Fury did use his weight advantage in the fight and engaged in a lot of clinches. At one point, the referee even warned Fury about putting Wilder in headlocks during the clinch exchanges. But, nothing can be taken away from the Gypsy King who showcased elite level skills inside the ring against Wilder.

Wilder knockdown Tyson Fury

The former champion did have his moments in the fight and secure multiple knock downs in the fourth round. However, Fury took over in the later rounds and punished Wilder with barrage of punches.

Wilder came in at 238 lbs for the trilogy and it seems he paid a price for that. He slowed down as the fight went into the later rounds. Had Wilder have more accuracy with his power shots early in the fight he could have done more damage against Tyson Fury. But, nevertheless the Bronze Bomber did go on his shield and shocked the boxing world with his toughness.