Deontay Wilder, the dethroned world heavyweight champion says he still doesn’t see Tyson Fury as the true championship titleholder.
Wilder told a Premier Boxing Champions podcast on Wednesday that the real ‘Bronze Bomber’ didn’t show up for his last heavyweight fight against Tyson Fury, and compared his performance to that of a ‘zombie’ which is why he was dethroned.
“It’s not over. In my eyes I don’t see Fury as the Champion,” said the 34-year-old, enjoying some interlude in Alabama.
“He ain’t the champion yet, we’ve still got one more fight left… and I’m looking forward to giving the world the best of Deontay Wilder.”
“People that know boxing know that that wasn’t Deontay Wilder that night. I was a zombie that night… I wasn’t myself, I felt like a zombie in there,” he added.
Fury dazed Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch in February, snatching the WBC crown with a couple round stoppage. They found previously in December 2018 to a draw.
“My leg was weakened by 45-pound costume of full dark armour and helmet that I wore to the ring to honour Black History Month” Wilder claimed afterwards.
“He knows that wasn’t me. I know that wasn’t me. Everyone knows that wasn’t the real Deontay Wilder, something was wrong,” said the American.
A third stint between the two was set for July but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely to be in October.
Article Accredited To: Mamorobela Lethabo