LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder in the third round during her heavyweight fight for Wilders WBC and Fury’s low direct heavyweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22, 2020. Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP
Deontay Wilder plans to activate his rematch clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury after his TKO defeat against the British in round seven, US media reported on Monday.
Yahoo Sports reported that Wilder was going for a rematch – and he said a misreading of his ring walk costume proved costly the first time he lost in his career.
Wilder told Yahoo Sports that the embossed armor-like costume with a full mask weighed 18 kg and when he found the way to the ring in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, his legs were compromised.
The British rage knocked Wilder down with a straight right hand in the third round, and the American who lost his World Boxing Council heavyweight belt never looked really stable after that.
Wilder failed again in the third, which was classified as a slip, and Fury knocked him down in the fifth with a blow to the body.
Certainly Wilder did not have the basis to throw his right with his usual fearsome power.
"The simple fact is that my uniform was too heavy for me," Wilder told Yahoo Sports. "I had no legs from the start of the fight.
“In the third round my legs were simply shot through. But I am a warrior and people know that I am a warrior.
"A lot of people said to me: & # 39; It looked like something was wrong with you. & # 39; Something was right, but when you are in the ring you have to bluff a lot of things," added Wilder Who did this said in his comments immediately after the fight that his legs were weak "due to other things".
Rage landed almost at will when referee Kenny Bayless asked for a stop at a battered wilderness corner.
Assistant coach Mark Breland threw in the towel, and Wilder suggested to Yahoo that Breland would no longer be part of his team on combat nights.
Wilder and Fury fought for a dramatic draw in December 2018 when Fury climbed off the canvas in the 12th round to share the loot.
While a rubber match is an enticing prospect, it is also the idea of a purely British heavyweight unification battle between Fury and Anthony Joshua that will hold the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after fighting his rematch against Andy Ruiz last year Jr. won.
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