Deontay Wilder Blames ‘Black History Month’ Outfit For Tyson Fury Defeat

Posted on February 25, 2020 9:05 am
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Boxer Deontay Wilder blamed his ‘Black History Month’ outfit for losing his WBC title to Britain’s Tyson Fury on Saturday night.

In their highly anticipated rematch, Fury defeated Wilder in the 7th round after a flurry of punches that prompted Wilder’s corner to throw in the towel.

After the fight, Wilder said he had “no excuses” for the defeat, but now blames his ringwalk costume, worn as a tribute to Black History Month, for being too heavy.

Wilder wore a 40-pound armored cape and headgear into the ring but said it sapped his energy before the match even begun.