Deontay Wilder breaks his silence following Tyson Fury’s stunning knockout, saying, “Roughed me up.”
After being knocked out by Tyson Fury in their rematch in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder has spoken out.
After being knocked out by Tyson Fury in their epic trilogy rematch in Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder has spoken out. With a vicious 11th-round KO, Fury retained his WBC and Ring Magazine world heavyweight world titles against the Bronze Bomber, and Wilder claimed he had been “roughed up.”
In the fourth round, the Gypsy King was knocked down twice, while Wilder was dropped twice in the third and tenth rounds.
And it was Fury who came back the strongest from his defeats to stop his opponent in the penultimate round of a fight that will go down in boxing history.
Wilder later stated that the 33-year-old Brit was simply too much for him.
“I gave it my all, but it wasn’t enough tonight,” the 35-year-old American stated.
“What happened, I’m not sure. I knew he did certain things in training, and I also knew he didn’t weigh 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer.
“He came to lean on me and rough me up, and he was successful.”
“There is no more Deontay Wilder,” Fury declared after defeating his opponent for the second time in a row.
“He was a formidable opponent tonight,” says the coach “BBC Sport quoted Fury as saying. “It was a different battle than the other two, but the result was the same.
“It was a fantastic trilogy, and you need a terrific dancing partner for trilogies, and he’s been one, but there’s no rematch clause; it’s over.
“Wilder has been completed. Deontay Wilder is no longer with us.” Fury claimed in a separate interview that he didn’t fight at his best, saying: “I’ve proven time and time again that I’m unstoppable.
“I didn’t put on my finest show, but I pulled it out of the bag when it was time.
“He continued to get up, but it was that final right hand to the side of the head that put him out.
“I was unharmed. When you’re hit, you’re knocked out and fall to the ground. I got out of bed and was very aware the entire time. Throughout the battle, I was one punch from from knocking him out.” “Three times,” Fury stated, referring to the contentious split decision in their “Brinkwire Summary News” fight.