By: Julio Garcia
Eight months have passed since the highly anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in which Wilder lost his 1st fight as a professional and dropped his heavyweight championship built to fury. The end of the fight came as Wilder took tremendous amounts of punishment and his corner decided to save him from himself and to protect his life as is the responsibility of every corner as well as the referee and medical staff in attendance at every fight. Wilder may
Have not gone out on his shield as he wanted to but in actuality it was the right decision.
After the fight we heard excuses about the weight of the costume that Wilder wore to the ring and the amount of energy extracted from him. Needless to say it was a sorry excuse but excuses did not stop there.
Wilder recently broke his silence about the fight with Fury over a half of a year later and fans were peppered with more excuses.
Wilder claimed that Fury’s gloves were tampered with as well as one of his trainers sabotaging him and slipping something into his water.
While there are people that buy into the claims put out there by Wilder, there are several that are calling bullshit. It’s just excuse after excuse. George Washington Carver said “ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” Well, that is exactly what Wilder is doing.
Throughout his career Wilder has been a one trick pony in the fact that he relies on his right hand throughout a fight without mixing up other punches. He focuses on power instead of crafting his skill which if he had been crafting this entire time he be an even more dangerous fighter than he currently is. Getting knocked out is not something new to him as it happened to him when he was an amateur fighter. There’s always someone that is better than you somewhere.
Many times when a fighter leaves their trainer it’s quick to assume that the trainer was not doing their job but in reality thats often not the case. Fighters often times do not listen to their trainers as many professional athletes do not listen to those around them in surround themselves with yes men. If your trainer looks out for you and you don’t mix your game up instead of relying on just your right hand you are only going to get so far no matter how far you’ve already gotten.
Aside from that, it was revealed that Wilder turned down a fight with Anthony Joshua where he was slated to make more money. After lots of talk from Wilder’s side about never receiving an offer or the money not being right it comes out that a greater amount of money was offered to fight Joshua instead of Fury and he passed that by.
So it seems that we can’t believe much that comes from that side “till this day!”