news elaDeontay Wilder blames knockout loss to Tyson Fury on heavy ring-walk costume

  • Wilder: ‘I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform’
  • 34-year-old plans to trigger clause for second rematch

Deontay Wilder has said the elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk weighed 40 pounds and was the key reason for his defeat to Tyson Fury. The beaten former champion added that he plans to trigger a clause in his contract for a second rematch.

Wilder said the outfit, worn to represent Black History Month, weighed him down so much that he didn’t have the legs to withstand Fury’s early assault in their Las Vegas heavyweight title fight on Saturday.

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from US news | The Guardian