Deontay Wilder faced massive criticism for how he dealt with his first loss. He seemed to learn more from the second.
Tyson Fury beating him up in seven rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas damaged something in Wilder’s psyche.
Fans and media saw a different side to “The Bronze Bomber,” and few liked what they saw.
Mike Tyson previously offered Wilder some sound advice as the former heavyweight champion prepares for his long-awaited comeback.
However, whether Wilder will take it given their history is another matter.
Like all of us, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ watched as Wilder reeled off excuses for his crushing defeat to Fury in 2020.
Firstly, Wilder has blamed everything from spiked water to a conspiracy regarding cornerman Mark Breland. Those incidents almost led to Fury walking away from the contracted trilogy.
Before his massive collision with Roy Jones Jr. that same year, Tyson urged Wilder to reconsider his public outcry.
“I had excuses for Buster Douglas too. That’s just the process we go through. It’s going to be alright,” he told Wilder to CompuBox and Dan Cannobio.
“This is what I learned from my mentor Cus D’amato. ‘Don’t take this personally.’ That was certainly my mistake. I sometimes took it personally.
“Cus said, “if you take boxing personally, you’re going to die lonely.”
Tyson and Wilder have plenty of history themselves due to disagreements. Wilder has been critical of Tyson’s record and stated he would have KO’d him if they met in their prime.
Dependent on which side of the fence you are on, Wilder is either deluded or the victim of the worst injustice in the sport’s history. Not once but twice.
DEONTAY WILDER LEARNED
The amount of conspiracy theory videos on social media and YouTube still grows today, even now.
Wilder’s main focal point is the gloves. An issue that Fury’s part-time cutman addressed Jorge Capetillo. The coach explained his view in an exclusive video for WBN HERE.
Disgruntled fans are touting floppy gloves and now loaded ones. However, there’s been no evidence of tampering. Fury had authorities from both the California and Nevada State Athletic Commissions watching him pre-fight.
Fury was cleared unequivocally by authorities. The situation makes Wilder’s accusations all the more difficult for some to swallow.
Once he makes his comeback in 2022, we will see if Wilder has changed, especially after getting a statue in his honor erected in his home of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.