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.