Deontay Wilder seems to pick up apologies and blame everything he can think of for his extensive defeat by Tyson Fury.
The previously unbeaten American was managed by his heavyweight rival in Las Vegas last Saturday, but does not graciously take the loss.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at all the excuses Wilder has come up with so far, ranging from foolish to ridiculous.
Deontay Wilder was well beaten by Tyson Fury in Las Vegas, but did not take the defeat well
It was Mark Breland’s mistake
After seeing his husband dominate, beaten several times and beaten by the Gypsy King, Wilder’s trainer Breland threw in the towel with the Bronze Bomber on the ropes and a barrage of punches on his way.
Head coach Jay Deas has been vocal in his disagreement about Breland’s decision ever since, and Wilder was furious that he couldn’t end the fight on his own terms, even if it turned out to be harmful to his health.
The American raged: “We had many discussions about this situation for years, and that he would still do it after Jay told him not to do it really hurt me.
Mark Breland (pictured in the background) was blamed for throwing away the towel prematurely
“And then I heard he was influenced by another hunter in the audience and it makes a lot of conspiracy theories why he did it. It wasn’t right. “
“I’m angry with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional,” he added to Yahoo Sports
“It is not an emotional matter, it is a matter of principle. We have talked about this situation for many, many years before it even happened. I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go on my shield.
“So I told my team never, never regardless of what it would look like, to throw in the towel because I am a special species. I had five rounds left. Whatever it looked like, I was still fighting.
“I understand he was looking for me and trying to do what he liked, but this is my life and my career and he has to accept my wishes.”
Wilder has since spoken about his intention to dismiss Breland from his team.
The bronze bomber received the first defeat of his professional career by Fury
He had a leg injury
Wilder focused on his team and then made the excuse that he was unable to fight at his best because of an existing injury.
Despite Fury’s sensational, aggressive performance that forces the champion to box on the back foot, Wilder says he was already in danger.
“I had a lot of things going on in the fight. My leg was already broken due to other things. “
The beaten man has yet to elaborate on what those ‘other things’ could be, which seems strange given the willingness to speak about a host of other possible reasons why he failed.
The 34-year-old said he was already unstable because of a leg injury picked up for the fight
The ring walking suit was too heavy
This is the couple’s choice. Wilder has a divine physique, is one of the most intimidating men on the planet and is a top athlete.
And yet the 34-year-old produced perhaps the most pathetic excuse of all time by claiming that his suit was too heavy and shattered him before he even hit.
He said: “The simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me.
Wilder also said that the outfit he was wearing on the ring was too heavy and his energy was draining
‘I could only put it on the night before (for the first time), but I didn’t think it would be that hard. He weighed 40, 40 pounds with the helmet and all batteries. I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I think I put it above everything else.
“I had no legs from the start of the fight. In the third round my legs were completely shot through. But I am a warrior and people know that I am a warrior.
Wilder added: “Many people told me:” It seemed that something was wrong with you. ” There was something, but when you are in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things. I have done my best to do this. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
“I went up the stairs (into the ring) and knew immediately that it was another change in my body condition. After the second round I had no legs, period. ”
The suit weighed three stones, but Wilder claimed that it broke its legs on the way to the ring
It is clear that Wilder opened himself up to some accusations with the suit excuse and received a lot of criticism online.
Eddie Hearn said: “I thought it was a liquidation. He clearly has the worst PR team in history. It’s just bizarre. “
YouTuber Logan Paul, tweeted: ‘Deontay Wilder is a beast. I even thought he was going to win. But blaming him for his terrible performance on the weight of his walkout suit is the equivalent of waking up three times and sneezing. “
Eddie Hearn, like many others online, found Wilder’s excuse about the costume laughable
Melissa Anglesea, who helped design Tyson Fury’s walk-in suit, told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Let’s face it – a man who is six feet seven and weighs what Wilder does makes a three-stone suit absolutely no shred difference.’
Bellator hunter Dillon Danis added: “I have so much respect for Deontay Wilder, but that excuse for the suit is so weak that no-one has let you wear it that the loss will take as a man and come back stronger.”
And heavyweight Dave Allen placed: ‘I am a big Deontay Wilder fan, a total gentleman on the few occasions that I have been in his presence and have been to the top of the boxing world, but what is more crazy with a 3-stone costume for the ring or getting rid of Mark Breland I don’t get it when they are. “
As if he had not yet blamed enough, Wilder continued to explore other reasons for the defeat.
He claimed: “Fury didn’t even hurt me,” which seems to make an astonishing statement, given the impact that the new WBC champion’s punches had on his bloody face and ear.
Heavy weights are rarely influenced by body shots, but the one who sent Fury Wilder to the canvas nearly got the American up.
It seems that the knockout artists also intend to blame his camp and add: “I’m ready to fight him again this summer without fighting in between.
“I’m a warrior and I’m ready to go again, but we’re going to change many things in the camp.”
Fury claimed a TKO victory in the seventh round of the huge Las Vegas collision