Deontay Wilder made some interesting statements after his defeat on February 22 from Tyson Fury with more stupid excuses as to what caused his defeat. A couple of weeks have passed since then and apparently he has also thought about what happened and is now talking about his defeat from a different approach.
In the PBC Podcast he admitted that the Wilder that the fans saw in the ring in February was not the real Wilder. He was a “zombie,” not the Bronze Bomber facing Fury. From the first gong, he felt that everything was wrong.
In addition, as it turned out, even his arm was injured, which he underwent surgery. His left biceps had to be operated on, and he had to rest until about the middle or end of May. Thus, if there had been no coronavirus pandemic, it would not have been possible to hold the third fight in July either. What he’s really looking forward to anyway, he doesn’t even think to step aside to Fury fight Joshua. He thinks they are now 1-1 with the “Gypsy King” because the first fight he won was just taken away from him.
“It’s not over. In my eyes I don’t see Fury as the champion. 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.” – said Wilder.
Now he is relaxing and feeling well, he has time to think things through and wants to change a lot of things. He received a lot of helpful advice from George Foreman and would love to meet with him to talk even more. He wants to learn from his mistakes and correct them. He promises to be the WBC heavyweight world champion again.