WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury admitted that he was a bit disappointed with Deontay Wilder’s performance in their last fight on February 22.
Fury took on Wilder for a second time, but this time the Brit eliminated the judges from the equation and totally dominated “The Bronze Bomber” for seven rounds before the referee stopped the fight after the white towel flew in from Wilder’s corner.
A lot of people were shocked to see this new Tyson Fury who was attacking from the very first second. He was pressing smartly and Wilder couldn’t deal with the pressure from “The Gypsy King”.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Fury said that Wilder didn’t exactly put up the fight he expected in their second encounter.
“Because I did train for 12 rounds at any pace and put myself through hell and back for ten weeks in the training camp. And I prepared for the best fighter on the planet, I prepared for the most vicious puncher on the Earth that’s ever been.
“And I was quite disappointed because it wasn’t the challenge that I expected”, Fury admitted.
Wilder’s defeat at the hands of Fury was the first of his pro boxing career. “The Bronze Bomber” heavily pinned the blame of his performance on the heavy costume he wore during his entrance. While he’s been wildly panned for the excuse, Fury actually believes there may be something to it.
“Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever.
“I’m not sure because that wasn’t the Deontay Wilder that I prepared for. That wasn’t the animal I put myself through all those hours in training for.
“As I said, it would be one of my easiest fights, and it was. I believe that was one of my easiest fights apart from the early knockovers that I had.