Deontay Wilder claims his water was ‘spiked’ before Tyson Fury loss


Deontay Wilder claims his drink was spiked before his loss to Tyson Fury (HBO Boxing)

Deontay Wilder has claimed that his water was ‘spiked’ before his defeat to Tyson Fury.

Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title to Fury following his seventh-round KO in February.

But after months of silence, the Bronze Bomber has finally spoken out after the first defeat of his career and has accused Fury of tampering with his gloves during the fight.

Wilder has also claimed that his drink before he stepped into the ring was drugged.

‘About 15 minutes before going out to the fight, warming up on the mitts, it was perfect, I felt great,’ Wilder told 78SportsTV.

‘Until I went to the ring. That transformation, I was drinking certain water and stuff, trying to keep myself hydrated.

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC heavyweight title in February (Getty)

‘I just start feeling weird. My water was spiked as if I took a muscle relaxer or something like that.

‘After a fight is over with and it don’t go in your favour you’re always looking for what happened.

‘Certain things, the atmosphere just didn’t seem right. It felt like something was about to go down, and not in my favour.

‘It wasn’t just the suit, my water was tampered with.

‘This feeling here, it was a different feeling. It was like I had no control over my body, my legs was weak and stuff like that.’

Deontay Wilder has now parted ways with his former trainer Mark Breland (HBO Sports)

Wilder has also accused his former trainer, Mark Breland, who threw in the towel to stop the fight, of conspiring against him.

‘Even with the throwing in the towel. Mark didn’t save my life,’ said Wilder.

‘If you knew Deontay Wilder, you’d know that if I’m gonna draw my sword, I’mma live by that sword and I’mma die by that sword.

‘I live and die by that, period. And I’ve been telling my people that for five years so that ain’t nothing knew to them.

‘So he knew that. When he did that, he already had orders not to do that.

‘He even had somebody on Fury’s side to tell him, ‘Throw the towel in, they got a rematch’.

‘Because I believe he was part of it. He was part of it.

‘And, even more so, I think he’s got something to do with my water as well too.

‘He was the only one handling my water. He was the only one. I have strong sources.’

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