Deontay Wilder complains AGAIN about Tyson Fury’s gloves and forces inspectors to open them to prove the point
DEONTAY WILDER complained AGAIN about his rival Tyson Fury’s gloves ahead of Saturday’s trilogy fight in Las Vegas.
WBC heavyweight champion Fury has been accused of repeatedly cheating by Wilder after their rematch in 2020.
One of the charges included tampering with Fury’s gloves.
Wilder’s team raised concerns with the Nevada State Athletic Commission about Fury’s gloves containing horse hair on Friday.
Wilder claimed that if Fury pushed and squeezed his gloves together, it would reduce the amount of padding.
In the end, his complaints made little difference, with Fury winning their trilogy fight in emphatic style.
The Gypsy King won by KO after an incredible 11 rounds which saw the Briton beaten TWICE by Wilder.
The American was then taken to hospital as a precaution.
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But before the fight, Wilder’s biggest concern was Fury’s gloves, explaining his problem with them at length.
Wilder told 78SportsTV: “We had a little problem with the gloves.
“I’ve heard of fun stuff on the back of gloves before.
“When I walked into the room, I immediately asked about the gloves and told them about some things that happened in the first event, his gloves being funny, how they folded and folded, in even showing some clips.
“They [NASC officials] says they’ve been boxing for 25, 30 years, everybody feels since they’ve been boxing, they’re kind of an expert.
“But if you haven’t put on a glove and hit someone in the face to figure out what kind of damage it could cause, or how mechanically a glove can work, that’s 25, 30 years in the toilet.
“You can open a glove all day and look inside without always knowing what’s going on.
“What happened was that the Fury glove he chose, which is the same thing he had on last time, had little to no padding.
“The rest was horsehair, we thought horsehair was illegal and out of the question but they said it was [OK], so we said cool.
“They opened my glove and the padding on my glove is at least two to three inches thick.
“His glove looks like it has been used before, folded, folded, like it had been thrown in the trash and came out saying, ‘we’re going to reuse them.’
“My point was that there wasn’t enough padding in these gloves.
“They [NASC officials] were trying to convince me that the horsehair in the gloves makes up for everything because horsehair is actually harder than foam.
“I told them they were wrong because the problem with horsehair is that over time the horsehair can stretch out, and if it spreads out, the horsehair gets thinner, this way you only feel that little padding that is under the horsehair.
“The man [the NASC official] tried to go on and explain the liner [on the glove] it means [the horse hair] can’t go anywhere.
“Of course it can’t go down but it can go left to right in the pad. I started to explain to him of course that it can’t go down but it can go left to right.
“You can just put your hands together and the horsehair will start to grow [separate]so now you’ll only have one fist [in your glove], a top secret weapon.
“I was trying to educate him [the NASC official] above. One of the guys was trying to say that the gloves bend at a 90 degree angle. I had to take my glasses off and look at him to let them know I was real. “
The NASC official tried to allay Wilder’s concerns by letting him wear the same gloves or choose a different pair.
Wilder chose to wear a pair of Everlast MX, which he says he has a habit of breaking “eye sockets”.
The 35-year-old continued: “As I started to explain more and we went in more, they said,” If you want to be on the same playing field, you can wear the same gloves or get another selection. gloves “.
“I said, ‘OK, let me take my [Everlast] MX ‘.
“Everyone knows MX, these are puncher gloves, when they first came out I was breaking eye socks, broken cuffs, I even broke my hand a few times but I think my bandages were too tight and I have so much power that all that force went to one place and made my hands crack.
“So I went back to my old MX to be on a level playing field.
“We’ve got everything in place. We’re back there, I’m very happy with what’s going on with the gloves.
“Since they want little or no padding in the gloves, we’re going to have the same and the best wins.”
What started out as friendly competitors who both had their bones to choose from with Anthony Joshua, has since turned very sour.
The pair had a backstage lane slang match ahead of Friday’s weigh-in.
Wilder said to Fury, “F *** your mom. F *** your mom.”
Members of both camps also went with Tyson’s younger brother Shane Fury, calling someone a “dwarf.”
A shaken Wilder team member said to Shane, “H ** as a boy you’re not going to do bullshit.
“I’m going to screw you up, man. You ah **. You’re mom ah ** too man.
“Your brother won’t get up tomorrow. Your brother won’t get up tomorrow.
“And then you then. And then you then.”
Fury enters Saturday’s trilogy fight THREE STONES heavier than its rival Wilder.
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