Tyson Fury's coach responds to Deontay Wilder's heavy costume excuse

Tyson Fury’s coach Andy Lee believes Deontay Wilder let himself down by blaming his defeat to the Gypsy King on a heavy ring-walk outfit.

Wilder made the comments after the fight, claiming his 40-pound walk-out costume drained the energy from his legs before the bout had even started.

Fury has already dismissed the excuse and his coach and cousin Lee was disappointed to hear such bizarre comments from the dethroned WBC champion.

‘It reflects poorly to come out with an excuse, it always looks bad,’ Lee told Boxing Social.

‘Tyson said on the morning show, they can’t just admit they got beat by the better man, he has to find some excuse.

‘It could be legitimate, but who cares? It’s done now, it won’t influence the result.’

Fury responded to Wilder’s comments this week , saying: ‘In every fighter’s mind there’s got to be a reason why they’ve lost.

‘It can never be the simple fact I wasn’t good enough on the night and lost to the better guy.

‘It’s always got to be, “the camp was wrong, it was the trainer’s fault, it was my suit, it was my toe”. It was always something’s a problem.

With me if I’m injured or whatever the problem is it’s like, “okay, the performance wasn’t great but I’m going to move on and crack on”.

‘I beat him the first time, beat him the second time, I’ll surely will beat him the third time.’

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