Boxing News At Five | Dec 04 2018

Boxing News at Five: Wilder broke right hand before Fury fight, the WBC are happy with Wilder vs. Fury scoring

Deontay Wilder claims he broke his hand ahead of Tyson Fury fight, the WBC see no issue with the scoring of Saturday's bout, and Andre Ward could return
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

SUCH is the gruelling nature of training camp, it’s very rare that two fighters will enter a ring in 100% good health. But it’s a surprise nonetheless to hear Deontay Wilder come out today and say his performance against Tyson Fury on Saturday night (December 1) was likely hampered by a broken right hand he suffered 12 weeks before the start of training camp.

“Twelve weeks before the camp I broke my hand. I don’t make excuses. People don’t know these things,” Wilder, who salvaged a draw against Fury with two big knockdowns, told Sirius XM Boxing Radio. “Even in camp I barely ever threw my right hand; you can ask all my sparring partners.

“That could have been another reason why I was so off. I had all these sparring partners and most of the whole camp was nothing but jabs.

 

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