Deontay Wilder will wear an outfit from the same designers as his “overweight” £ 31,000 ring suit for his third fight with Tyson Fury … despite claiming it was exhausting him and leaving him “without legs” after a defeat of the abandonment
- Deontay Wilder will once again use ring suit designers for the Tyson Fury rematch
- The American accused his defeat by Fury of the weight of his outfit
- He recovered things with the designers after an emotional conversation
- Cosmo + Donato are already planning to make a new series for the third fight with Fury
Deontay Wilder has promised to reuse the same designers behind his extensive ring-walk outfit, despite claiming that their latest suit was “too heavy” and cost him the biggest fight of his career against Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.
Wilder gave up his WBC world heavyweight title when his corner threw in the towel after seven rounds of heavy penalty from Fury, who had dropped his rival twice during Saturday night’s rematch.
Since the first loss of his professional career, the American has blamed the weight of the mask, crown, and bulletproof vest he was wearing on the ring, claiming he had no legs.
Deontay Wilder accused his defeat against Tyson Fury of his extensive ring-walk outfit
Wilder was noticeable on unstable legs after taking some heavy pictures of Fury on Saturday
According to The sun, Wilder will still work with Donato Cowley and Cosmo Lombino – who inspired his £ 31,000 ring-entry outfit – after an emotional conversation with the first on Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old is as well-known for his bizarre costumes as for his knock-out artistry and has been working with Cosmo + Donato since his first fight with Fury in December 2018, after his reality TV fiance Telli Swift discovered their store in West Hollywood.
And Cosmo has confirmed that despite its recent claims, their relationship with the heavyweight boxer has not been compromised – with the Street Couture boutique even planning a new design for a potential third fight between Wilder and Fury.
“Deontay Wilder called me home last night,” Donato revealed The sun. “We had an extensive, honest conversation that eased confusion and rumors and repeated that he regards us as family.
Fury was crowned the new WBC heavyweight world champion after stopping Wilder in seven
Wilder had an emotional conversation with the designers of his latest outfit after his claims
“Deontay was very clear that he is looking forward to future collaborations.”
Cosmo added: “The subject of the call then turned to Wilder v Fury III.”
“We all consider it a privilege to contribute to the cultural and professional legacy of the iconic Deontay Wilder.
“As a fashion organization, I see no greater honor or responsibility that our team can be entrusted with.”
Wilder’s outfit on Saturday night was inspired by the 60s movie The Devil Rides Out and paid tribute to Black History Month.
The Bronze Bomber claimed after his convincing defeat of Fury that it had affected his performance.
Donato Cowley (R) and Cosmo Lombino (L) have designed Wilder’s costumes since 2018
Cowley (R) sees a crown on Wilder’s head to complete the outfit he was wearing last year
He told Yahoo Sport: “He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me.
“I had no legs from the start of the fight. In the third round my legs were completely shot through.
“It was easy to hear that I had no legs or something. Many people told me: “It seemed that something was wrong with you.”
“There was something, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.
“I did my best to do this. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
Wilder wore this outfit designed by Cosmo + Donato when he fought Luis Ortiz in November
“I could only put it on [for the first time] the night before, but I didn’t think it would be that hard.
‘It weighed 40, 40 pounds with the helmet and all the 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. “
Wilder has the right to exercise a rematch clause and has confirmed that he will use that option that could potentially weaken a completely British confrontation between Fury and Anthony Joshua this summer.