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Tyson Fury mocked Deontay Wilder, and coach Jay Deas, over the excuses the Bronze Bomber gave after their second fight, just before they met for a third time.
Fury knocked Wilder out in their second meeting at the beginning of 2020, taking revenge for what he felt was a poor decision in their first fight, which they drew.
The American didn't react too well to the first loss of his career and came up with an ever growing list of excuses as to why he lost, with the weight of his entrance gear perhaps the most famous.
Amongst them was an accusation of cheating by Fury, and his team, over the wrapping of his hands and claims he had a knuckle duster in his gloves.
On Saturday night, ahead of the third fight, the Gypsy King made sure Deas was watching his hands being wrapped and took a shot at the coach, and his charge, over the original excuse, saying the coach 'missed the knuckle dusters last time.'
Fury has a very good point considering Deas was in the changing room in Las Vegas 20 months ago, just before their second meeting.
If the undefeated Brit had cheated in any way last time then the coach really should have spotted it before the pair of boxers ever got in the ring.
What's incredible is that Deas kept his job in the corner of the Bronze Bomber, whilst the 35-year-old's head coach Mark Breland was sacked for throwing the towel in.
But Wilder fired breland. Ffs 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/CTbv5Ze97B— bombs boxing™ (@bombsboxing) October 10, 2021
Even the towel being thrown in was amongst the many excuses from the former WBC champion, who claimed Breland was in cahoots with his opponent.
For the third fight Wilder will be coached by a new man, in the shape of Malik Scott. The pair go back to 2014 when the 2008 Olympic gold medalist stopped his new coach in just 96 seconds, just two fights before he became world champion.
Speaking this week, Wilder bizarrely included Fury amongst his best knockouts. "Coldest knockouts? There’s so many," he said in an Instagram live.
"I’m gonna give you the ones that pop out in my mind.
"Bermane Stiverne II – I transformed, I had an outer experience with him. It was so crazy.
"Artur Szpilka, Szpilka was another one.
"And the 12th round knockout of Fury, because I definitely knocked his ass out…
"I won that fight hands down."
Fury recovered in that fight for a draw and it was him who knocked Wilder out in the second, probably without knuckle dusters and all.
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