The President of the World Boxing Council – Mauricio Sulaiman, has branded the conspiracy theories that Tyson Fury tampered with his gloves for the second Deontay Wilder fight this past February.
“Since his loss, the former world heavyweight champion and his team refused to give credit to Fury who was clearly the better fighter. First, Wilder himself said that the 20 kg costume has weakened his legs during his walk to the ring.
Then some experts and fans believed Fury’s hands weren’t fully inside his gloves and he gained an advantage by hitting Wilder with the inside of his fist.
Now, Wilder’s brother has even claimed there was a ‘blunt object’ in Fury’s gloves, but WBC president Sulaiman insists he saw “The Gypsy King” wrap his hands backstage.
“It’s ridiculous,’ Sulaiman told Sky Sports. ‘It’s difficult to understand.
‘I was present in both fights, I was in the dressing room, in both fights. Both Wilder and Fury dressing room. One was in California, the other one was in Nevada. In both cases, there were at least three inspectors, in each dressing room.
‘I was there before and after the fight. I saw the hand wraps, I saw them with the gloves.
‘I was in the ring when they came into the ring, and I was sitting right there during the fight. At no moment, in either fight, I saw anything that would look suspicious whatsoever.
‘After the fight, they take off the gloves, they are handed to the commission. It’s very sad because to try and take away something from a huge victory, one of the greatest nights of the sport in the century, to try and put a blemish on that event, is so irresponsible, and so stupid.”
Earlier yesterday Tyson Fury himself denied the stupid accusations in this video: