Wilder Blames ’20 Hours Of Traveling’ For His Parker Defeat

Deontay Wilder said his extensive pre-fight traveling impacted his performance against Joseph Parker.

Wilder suffered a shock defeat, winning only one round, on his way to a unanimous decision loss. The loss ended hopes of an Anthony Joshua fight after both boxers had signed a two-fight deal. Wilder refused to retire, stating he would be back. No names have been mentioned for his next opponent, but the Bronze Bomber said his performance against Parker was impacted by jet lag. 

“It was a boring fight, nothing really happened. I went right back to training the next day. He really didn’t do nothing, they just went off the little flurries or whatever. In the training for that I had to travel two times, 20 hours of travelling. And those guys were already in Europe, they were only two or three hours away. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying what I had to go through,” Wilder said

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Wilder also made excuses following his defeat to Tyson Fury. He controversially blamed his ex-trainer Mark Breland for spiking his water. The American also blamed his costume for weakening his legs and alleging Fury had tampered with his own gloves with an ‘egg-shaped’ object. Since these claims were not validly proved, Wilder’s latest comments have come under fire. 


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