Wilder and Fury put on arguably one of the biggest trilogies of all time, the result of which has not left the boxers on good terms. In the aftermath of their fights, Wilder has not had the best impression of Fury. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ accused Fury of tampering with his gloves, which put a dark cloud over Fury’s wins despite the boxing authorities failing to find anything untoward.
“I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your hand in the improper position. Y’all tried the same method the second time, but this time, you scratched flesh out of my ears which caused my ears to bleed. It’s impossible for a brand new 10 ounce glove to bend, to keep a smushed in form or to have loose space. I highly believe you put something had in your glove. Something the size and the shape of an egg weight,” Wilder
Nevertheless, those sentiments were brought up by Wilder again following Fury’s win over Ngannou. The latter was deprived of what would have been a historic victory after the scorecards went in favor of Fury: 94-95, 96-93, 95-94. This was despite the fact that a certain segment of the boxing community, including Carl Froch and Carl Frampton, gave Ngannou the win. In response to the result, this is what Wilder had to say.
“I had a lot of texts and people calling me about it, especially when he got dropped. After the fight, a lot of people were figuring out what was going on – [with people saying to me], ‘Maybe he did cheat [when he fought you], maybe he did have something in his gloves.’ All these things are coming up now. Everybody’s saying he [Fury] lost and, ‘Deontay, we need you back,’ and how boring boxing is, the heavyweight division is crumbling and falling. I’m coming,” Wilder