Tyson Fury reacts to Deontay Wilder’s costume excuse after defeat

Tyson Fury has reacted to Deontay Wilder's bizarre costume excuse for his crushing defeat.

Wilder claimed he had "no legs" from the beginning of the fight due to his $40,000 ring walk outfit being "too heavy".

The suit weighed 40lb, but Fury was quick to point to the fact the American previously boasted about training in a 45lb vest.

The Gypsy King, who will take on Wilder again after the former champion activated his clause for a trilogy fight, was asked about his comments on ITV's This Morning.

And he expressed some understanding for the need to convince himself he was not simply beaten by a better man.

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"He said he trains in a 45lb weighted vest every day," Fury commented.

"I can understand where he's coming from because in every fighters' mind there's always got to be a reason why they've lost.

"It can never be a simple case of being beaten by the better men, it's always the trainer or a problem in the camp, an injury.

"It was my suit, it was my toe, there's always got to be another problem."

He went on to insist Wilder is a "worthy opponent" for a third fight due to his knocked capabilities.

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"I beat him the first time and I beat him the second time and I will surely beat him the third time," he said.

"One thing I'd say about Deontay Wilder is he's a very worthy opponent.

"He's a very dangerous opponent and he has the eraser knockout.

"You're only one mistake away from disaster, you have to be switched on for all 12 rounds."

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Fury also suggested he plans to fight Wilder then take on Anthony Joshua before considering retirement.

"I've got two more fights left and then we'll really think about what we're doing and go from there," he said.

"I'm undefeated in 31 professional fights and this is my 12th year as a professional."

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