Deontay Wilder and his team will be analysing just what went wrong at the MGM Grand Arena on Saturday night.
The American was schooled for seven rounds by Tyson Fury as he surrendered his WBC heavyweight belt.
Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas suggested that Wilder’s heavy entrance outfit could have been the cause of his sluggish display.
But he will know that there’s more to it than that. Unable to unleash that devastating right hand, Wilder looked like an amateur.
He was knocked to the canvas with a right blow to the head in the third round and once again in the fifth when Fury landed a heavy body shot.
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He was taken to hospital immediately after the bout after having his eardrum burst by Fury. That’s how brutal it was.
And footage has emerged of Wilder between the sixth and seventh rounds showing just how much damage Fury had done.
The Bronze Bomber was barely able to lift his head as he sat in his corner.
Wilder wouldn’t last much longer after this.
His co-trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel to concede defeat but Deas wasn’t on-board with the decision.
However, boxing fans are criticising Wilder's team for even allowing him to compete in the seventh round after the clip emerged.
Breland threw in the towel but Deas, just like Wilder, wanted the fight to go on.
“What happened between rounds was Mark said something about throwing the towel in and I told him, ‘Don’t do that’, I didn’t think he should do that,” Deas said, per the Daily Mail.
“Then the fight went on a little bit longer and then I saw the towel go in so I haven’t talked to Mark about it but we’ll talk about it and figure out what exactly happened there.
“I didn’t think he should have [thrown in the towel]. Deontay’s the kind of guy who goes out on his shield and he will tell you straight up – don’t throw the towel in.”
Despite the disagreement, Breland certainly wasn’t in the wrong.
His fighter was suffering and it was only getting worse for the former heavyweight champion.News Now - Sport News