News | Oct 15 2018

Deontay Wilder apologises for punching mascot on US television

Apparently Deontay Wilder broke the mascot's jaw
Deontay Wilder
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DEONTAY WILDER has apologised if a punch he landed on a mascot on a television show led to an injury to the person inside the costume.

The WBC heavyweight champion floored the mascot, wearing a sombrero and a moustache, with one punch after apparently being invited to show off his power on the Spanish language Nacion ESPN.

Reports circulated that the recipient of the punch had suffered a broken jaw while Wilder denied he was unaware there was anyone in the costume.