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Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury draw was down to his reluctance to produce power punches

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set for a rematch after the WBC sanctioned the bout due to a controversial on December 2nd.

The Bronze Bomber has been criticised for his performance despite Fury's heroics due to his reluctance to throw his coveted right hand.

Wilder has displayed immense power over the course of his 41 fights, achieving 39 knockouts in the process.

As the two fighters look to schedule a return fight, Wilder has made further comments on why he thinks that his performance was not as explosive as expected.

"In that fight with Fury it was crazy, I couldn’t straighten my right arm out," Wilder said on the Joe Rogan Podcast, per The Sun.

"I feel like something was stopping me from really just throwing it straight and to the end for some reason.

“I was very anxious of knocking him out - I couldn’t straighten it [his right arm] out."

"I kept going back to my corner, ‘Why you can’t throw the right hand - it’s right there'.

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“He’d [Fury] be right there and I was still over loop my punches, I’ll telegraph it, it felt like something was stopping me."

Wilder did not mention that fact that Fury is a famously awkward and tricky fighter, focusing solely on his anxiety when throwing punches. 

Fear is usually an emotion that a boxer feels towards their opponent but Wilder has admitted to even himself fearing his power.

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“I’ve always like said, ‘damn you got all this power, me being the person with it, I’ve felt many of the times - I’ve felt dangerous.

“I’ve felt like at times it can be too much power, I get scared of myself at times.

“Because I know I’ve got the potential to hurt someone - seriously."

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