Deontay Wilder explains why ear had to be stitched up after Tyson Fury knockout loss

Deontay Wilder fight says that the cut he received in his ear, an injury which seemingly affected his balance, during his fight with Tyson Fury at the weekend, ‘didn’t affect him at all’. Fury knocked Wilder out in seven rounds to win the WBC world title.

Wilder was knocked down in the third round after a swift one-two nomination from Fury.

Fury’s second shot hit Wilder square on the right ear and caused it to bleed for the rest of the fight.

Almost immediately, Wilder’s balance seemed to wilt and commentators of the fight began to speculate that his eardrum may have been perforated.

A perforated eardrum, which can affect your equilibrium, is a sure-fire way to throw you off balance.

But after the fight it was confirmed that it was just a cut that occurred on the inside of the ear.

“I have no idea how that occurred,” Wilder told BoxingScene.


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“And it was in a weird position in my ear as well. That’s why they couldn’t really get to it. But I don’t know how that happened.”

Wilder then said that the cut didn’t affect him at all, despite the fact that the Bronze Bomber was struggling to stand for the rest of the right.

“It didn’t affect me at all,” he added.

“When you’re in there and you’re fighting, and you’re a warrior, man, I can only speak for myself, I don’t worry about certain things.


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“My adrenaline is very high there. I knew it was bleeding, but I don’t think it was affecting me.”

Wilder then said that Fury hit him on the back of the head too much – which is what damaged him more than anything else.

“It didn’t affect me like the rabbit punches and stuff like that,” he said.

“Getting hit on the back of the head and neck, that affected me more than anything.

“My eardrum didn’t get busted.

“Usually, when your eardrum gets busted, you know, it affects certain things.

“It was just some type of scratch or opening inside of my ear. That was about it.”

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