Deontay Wilder reveals he suffered injury before Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder reveals he suffered injury before Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder reveals he suffered injury before Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder says he suffered a broken arm just 12 weeks before beginning his training camp in preparation for his WBC title defence against Tyson Fury.

Fury controlled the vast majority of the bout in Los Angeles, though he was twice knocked down by Wilder in the fight, including a brutal flooring in the final round. However, the draw has highly controversial, as many believed the Gypsy King deserved the victory.

Wilder was inaccurate for much of the night, with Fury making him miss with his excellent movement and footwork, with the Bronze Bomber hinting that his injury influenced his performance.

“Twelve weeks before camp I broke my [right] arm,” Wilder told a group of reporters in Los Angeles. “We kept that a secret.

“I had surgery and everything. All the way up here I got cut.

“I was sparring, just getting ready and I was getting the best of my sparring partner.

“I was going to the body and he turned. His elbow was out. My bones and his elbow went in like a hammer to a nail and it just broke it.”

Wilder did refute the notion that he was using it as an excuse for his performance, adding: “We wanted to keep that sowed up, we don’t make excuses.

“I barely threw any [right hand] punches my whole entire camp.”

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