The executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Bob Bennett, has reacted to Deontay Wilder’s accusations.
Wilder hurled some stunning claims of cheating Tyson Fury’s way. The “Bronze Bomber” and “The Gypsy King” have had two bouts. While their first fight ended in a split draw, their second encounter was far different. In the rematch, Fury scored a seventh-round TKO victory to capture the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Wilder recently broke his silence after seemingly missing out on a trilogy fight with Fury. The former WBC titleholder unleashed a rant, accusing Fury of loading his gloves. He even shared a theory that former trainer Mark Breland tainted his water.
In regards to the glove tampering, Bennett told BoxingScene.com that Wilder’s claims have no weight to them.
“I’d like to recognize Deontay Wilder for his success as an Olympian and as a world-class fighter and for being a real asset to the fans of boxing. He’s fought some of the best heavyweights in the business. I’m aware of his remarks regarding the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s gloves process as well as referee Kenny Bayless and I was disappointed to read them knowing they’re not true.”
Fury’s team is “moving on” from a third fight with Wilder. The claim is that the “Bronze Bomber’s” rematch clause expired. As a result, Fury is looking to fight Agit Kabayel on December 5 in London, England.
If Fury gets past Kabayel, then he’ll be hoping to meet Anthony Joshua in a title unification clash. Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. “AJ” is set to put all of his gold on the line against Kubrat Pulev on December 12.