Deontay Wilder Issues Statement Following KO Loss To Tyson Fury

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Deontay Wilder suffered a brutal knockout loss to Tyson Fury on Saturday night in the third fight of their trilogy.

It was an incredible fight between the two heavyweights an instant classic, but in the end, Fury came away with his second win in three fights against Wilder. Wilder did not speak immediately after his loss on Saturday night, but now he is breaking his silence.

“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,” Wilder said, via Boxing Scene. “I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 to be a ballet dancer.

“He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”

With the loss, Wilder fell to 42-2-1, with Fury being responsible for all of the blemishes. Fury, meanwhile, now sits at 31-0-1 with 22 KOs after scoring three knockdowns before the fight-ending KO in Round 11.

As for what’s next for Wilder, his trainer Malik Scott says that the heavyweight suffered a broken hand and could benefit from a lengthy break from the ring.

“I really don’t want Deontay talking about boxing or doing anything with boxing for quite some time. I want him to get some good rest, especially after this,” Scott said, via The Sun. “Even after the last fight he was so worked up. So worked up over the time, and in training and was so excited and so happy to win the arbitration. He really never got to rest, he deserved a good rest. I’m gonna make sure he gets it.”

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