“Why did you do that?”: Deontay Wilder reacts angrily to his corner after throwing the towel in the seventh round of his loss to Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder was angry with his corner because he threw in the towel when he lost to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.
The American was out-boxed from the start and was knocked down in the third and fifth round by ‘The Gypsy King’.
He fought hard when Fury dominated the ring, but in the seventh round his corner had seen enough and admitted the fight by throwing in the towel – and Wilder was fuming on his trainer’s decision.
Deontay Wilder is cruel after his corner throws the towel against Tyson Fury in Las Vegas
Wilder gets medical help after the defeat – he was bleeding heavily from the ear
Tyson Fury celebrates because the fight ends in the 7th round after the towel has been thrown
“The best man won that night. My coach threw in the towel, but I’m ready to go out on my shield, “Wilder said in the ring after the fight.
“I have experienced many things in this fight, but it is what it is.
“I just wish my corner had let me go on my shield, I’m a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there is no excuse. “
When the towel was thrown in, Wilder was stunned and asked “why did you do that?” when he returned to his corner.
Despite the damaging defeat, Wilder’s first of his career, the 34-year-old has an option to practice a third fight between the couple if he so wishes.
Wilder looks at his corner after the referee has said the fight is over
Fury consoles Wilder – it is unknown whether Wilder will exercise a third fight option
“Even the biggest have lost and come back, that’s just part of it,” Wilder added.
“You just take it as it is. I can’t apologize tonight. I had many complications.
“But we will come back stronger next time. This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. “