Deontay Wilder required surgery on bicep injury suffered during Tyson Fury loss

Deontay Wilder has revealed he suffered a bicep injury during his defeat by Tyson Fury.

The American was dropped twice by his challenger before his corner threw in the towel during the seventh round.

Wilder later blamed his first professional defeat on the weight of his 40lb ringwalk costumes.

And he continues to be cryptic about the reasons behind the loss – but admitted he needed surgery after the fight.

"Recovery is going well. I'm in therapy, I ended up injuring it during my last fight," he said.

"I've been there before, but everything is going great with it. I'm just focusing on recovery and getting back to full health.

"I'm looking forward to once all this coronavirus stuff is over to getting back to camp and getting ready."

Wilder said he hopes to resume training in May with a view to facing Fury for a third time in October.

The rivals were due to clash on July 18 in Las Vegas but the fight has been pushed back due to the global pandemic.

And Wilder alluded to other reasons why he was beaten so comfortably by Fury.

"There are a lot of things I don't want to talk about at this point in time," he told the PBC podcast.

"I am still reflecting on things and I can't believe what happened to me at that point in time in my career.

"Maybe I'll come out with some things later on when I get into camp but I don't want to talk about it at this moment in time.

"Even when I took off the mask… I've been in the sport for a very long time and people nave seem me fight for a long time so people know how I am and how I should look.

"People who know boxing know that wasn't Deontay Wilder that night, I was a zombie. I can't talk about it right now but if you look from the first fight to the second fight it was a different fighter that night.

"From the first sound of the bell it was like I was in retreat mode, I wasn't really there, that's all I can tell you.

"From the start I wasn't there. My whole body, everything, but everything is going to be alright."

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