Deontay Wilder claims he was injured coming into Tyson Fury clash

Deontay Wilder claims he was injured coming into Tyson Fury clash

- Deontay Wilder said his leg was weak in the build-up to the fight against Tyson Fury

- The immediate WBC heavyweight champion lost his title to his Brit opponent in Las Vegas

- Wilder also revealed 'many things' were going on in his mind before the bout, hence his loss to Fury

Deontay Wilder claimed he was injured in his leg before going into the Tyson Fury heavyweight showdown hence his loss to the undefeated British boxer.

The American failed to replicate his dominance which has made his career an enviable one as it was the Gypsy King who proved the magic to become new WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

Wilder's hope of defending his WBC championship for an eleventh-time record hit a massive rock on as he was beaten by Fury in a moment that will go down in history.

During the showdown at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage over Deontay, leaving him from his ears and mouth in the fourth round.

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Wilder's corner had to throw in the towel to save the American from more damage from Tyson Fury's brutal punches after falling down three times in the ring.

The 34-year-old boxer has now said there were excuses for his defeat, though submitted he suffered some setback in the build-up to the showdown.

"I'm doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I was ready to go out on my shield," Wilder said.

“I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is. My leg was already weak coming in due to other things. But I make no excuses tonight.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Floyd Mayweather has broken his silence on Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson Fury, saying his fellow American should be supported during his trying time instead of the unpleasant comments that continued to trail his shocking defeat.

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Wilder was deposed of his heavyweight championship in one of the greatest upsets in history in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, February 23, with a technical knockout by Tyson Fury.

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