WBC President Weighs In On Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder Glove Tampering Allegations
Recently, Tyson Fury has been the subject of controversy thanks to Deontay Wilder’s team. If the latter was hoping for consequences to come out of it, they are out of luck. Someone who has been in Fury’s (30-0-1) corner many times, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, has taken a stand.
Marsellos Wilder, the brother of Deontay (42-1-1), started all of the drama by stating that Fury could have loaded his gloves before the rematch with Deontay. Back in February, the power-throwing Wilder didn’t display the same fire, as Fury landed heavy shots at him. Dropping him down twice and chasing him around the ring, Fury had Wilder bleeding by the ears. Wilder’s corner then threw in the towel in the seventh round, awarding Fury the WBC Heavyweight Championship.
Fury ended up responding to the claims, stating he would beat Wilder again the same way in the trilogy bout. The two are scheduled to face off sometime in November or December.
“I’ve just read an article before saying that I have have had some blunt objects in my gloves. Yeah, two big 19-stone, 275-pound destroyers in each glove,” Fury stated.
“Getting punched on the temple may do that to you, but not unless Deontay Wilder’s own trainer Jay Deas is in on the conspiracy theory as well, along with all the Las Vegas State Commission guys who never left the room. Jay Deas was in the room when I had my hands wrapped. He examined them, he was in there when I had my gloves put on, examined them. Everyone else that was in the room, they don’t leave you, we know this.
“So, everybody citing foul play, b*llsh*t, and the next time I’ll put a dent in his boxing career and end it, because it will be two knockout losses in a row. Bye-bye forever.”
Sulaiman has praised the skills of Fury before, calling him powerful, intelligent, and unique. Using his comeback story as an example, Sulaiman believes Fury is in the right. He saw Fury’s gloves that February night and concluded there was no foul play.
Sulaiman ended up telling Sky Sports:
“It’s ridiculous,” Sulaiman stated. “It’s difficult to understand. I was present in both fights, I was in the dressing room, in both fights. Both Wilder and Fury dressing room.
“One was in California, the other one was in Nevada. In both cases there were at least three inspectors, in each dressing room. I was there before and after the fight. I saw the hand wraps, I saw them with the gloves. I was in the ring when they came into the ring, and I was sitting right there during the fight. At no moment, in either fight, I saw anything that would look suspicious whatsoever. After the fight, they take off the gloves, they are handed to the commission.”
Marsellos’ claims came from an autopsy report that showed a dent in the side of Wilder’s head. Sulaiman went on to say that Wilder’s team is trying to diminish one of the best comebacks in boxing history.
“It’s very sad, because to try and take away something from a huge victory, one of the greatest nights of the sport in the century, to try and put a blemish on that event, is so irresponsible, and so stupid. It should not be given any consideration,” Sulaiman went on to say.
Wilder is currently healing from biceps surgery and may be ready to go for an end of the year fight.