Wilder Could Not Straighten Arm Day Of Fury fight
Deontay Wilder claimed that not only did he broke his arm “12 weeks before camp” for Tyson Fury, but that he was unable to straighten his arm the night of their WBC world heavyweight championship fight.
The surgery, which Wilder claimed in an interview with Boxing Scene took at least 90 minutes was the seventh he’s had to undergo since becoming a pro.
“That fight with Fury was crazy. I couldn’t straighten my arm out. It felt like something was stopping me from throwing it straight until right at the end, for some reason. I was very anxious to knock him out, but I couldn’t straighten it out. I kept going back to my corner and they were like, ‘Why can’t you throw the fight hand? It’s right into there,’” said Wilder to Joe Rogan.
“I’ve had seven operations on my arm. Surgeries. Breaking my arm, tearing my biceps, breaking my hand. Many times in my fights I’ve broken my hand and still fought. [I’ve] torn my biceps, [suffered] third degree burns. I’m a true warrior. When I broke my and tore my biceps in the ring, my whole mentality changed to, ‘well, that mother f***** has to fall off,” said Wilder.
“I’ve gotta keep fighting, and I’ve gotta keep going. I’m a warrior. You can never tell, because I still throw it with bad intentions. I’m still landing and hitting…Yet over and over again, my power lasts from the first through the 12th round. You can never be too comfortable with me.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene