An interview from 2018 between Deontay Wilder and Joe Rogan puts a dent in Wilder’s theory that his heavy costume played a role in his loss to Tyson Fury.
The world of combat sports was left in awe last Saturday night, when Deontay Wilder was dismantled by his rival Tyson Fury. “The Gypsy King” managed to secure a TKO finish in the 7th round after scoring 2 knockdowns on the previously unbeaten “Bronze Bomber” in the 3rd and 5th rounds of the fight.
Following the result of the bout, Wilder claimed that the weight of the costume he wore to the ring, which weighed at around 40 lbs, weakened his legs prior to even getting in the ring. However, fans have went back over an interview he did on the Joe Rogan Experience in 2018 that seems to dispute that claim.
“I wear a 45-pound vest on me as well too in all of my exercising and everything I do to have that extra weight on me”.
This has caused quite a stir amongst fans, who don’t seem to believe in Wilder’s claims about the costume, when it comes to reasons for why he was beaten by Fury.
The two men are expected to clash once again in a trilogy fight between the Heavyweights. Tyson Fury will most likely go into that contest as a heavy favorite after the first 2 bouts between them, with many pundits believing Fury was robbed from a win back in 2018.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 27th February, 2020.