As we approach the final instalment in the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury trilogy on October 9, the American has attempted to get in his opponent’s head by branding the Brit “the biggest cheat in boxing.”
And eagle-eyed fans of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ have found footage which further supports the star’s claims.
In a video posted to YouTube, it shows Fury preparing for his bout vs German Christian Hammer back in February 2015, and an issue from the Brit’s corner forced the referee to delay the beginning of the fight.
When checking Fury's gloves, the referee noticed that one of them was tampered with due to a detached left thumb part which had been cut from the base, leading fans to believe Fury and/or his team had perhaps removed padding from the glove.
Viewers also commented on Fury’s reaction and body language following the ref’s discovery, with him clearly a bit concerned that the issue was highlighted.
The star stood in his corner, with his eyebrows raised, looking around the ring as more people got involved to tend to the issue.
You can see for yourself the incident by watching the video below.
Fans in the comment section were also pretty damning on Fury, saying his body language gave the game away entirely.
One said: "Notice his reaction. Fury acts like he isn’t paying attention otherwise more attention would be drawn to it. New gloves should be unblemished. It’s as simple as that. The ref caught it. The team knows it."
Another posted: "Body language is never lying. Look at his face"
PT77 also believes the quick glance Fury gave to his corner told us all what we needed to know, as he wrote: "Look at the look he gives his Dad when the ref spotted the gloves. Looked very guilty to me."
What doesn’t help ‘The Gypsy King’s’ case in this matter is that this was also the fight in which he tested positive for using the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone and consequently handed a two-year suspension by UK Anti-Doping in December 2017.
However, the 33-year-old has been able to show his class and ability each time he’s entered the ring, and he currently stands undefeated heading into the bout vs Wilder.
The drama between the two is still as fiery as ever following Fury’s win the last time the pair met in February 2020, and if there’s one man who will be adamant to cause an upset and break the Brit’s perfect record, it's The Bronze Bomber.News Now - Sport News