By: Julio Garcia
Losing is part of life. Whether we like it or not we lose something or someone at some period in our life. What we do after a loss is a true testament to who we are as a person and our character.
Deontay Wilder Has shown egotistical traits at the same time being humble while being victorious throughout his professional career. With an equalizing right hand that he’s put many fighters to sleep with, of course, he’s going to be confident and post his accomplishments. What happened when the shoe was on the other foot?
In Wilder’s lone career loss to Tyson Fury, one would expect Wilder to man up and give Fury his props as his opponents did for him. Instead what we got was some bullshit excuse about how his costume weighed him down and took away his legs followed by months of silence which in turn was followed by more bullshit excuses.
The latest excuse from Wilder is that his ear was bleeding due to Fury scratching the inside of his ear.
“I haven’t yet heard valid proof of how gloves flap all the way back,” stated Wilder to Brian Custer on The Last Stand PodCast. “Why your hands were in the middle of the glove, why did my ear have scratches deep inside my ear? Because of your nails. It’s so many different facts and proof that we have. But it just shows the greatness of it.”
The loss to Tyson Fury should not tarnish the record of Wilder but should show that he lost to a very good opponent. What is tarnishing Wilder is the number of excuses he has given for the loss instead of manning up and putting the blame on others as opposed to himself. It shows a complete lack of character Which has resulted in Wilder becoming the butt of many jokes in the boxing world.