Tyson Fury shocked the world in February when he stopped the previously unbeaten Deontay Wilder in seven rounds in Las Vegas. Wilder first hit the canvas in the third round and was on shaky legs the rest of the way until his co-trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel to the end the fight.
After the fight Wilder enacted his rematch his clause and July 18th was the target date before the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak stopped the sports world and will likely push the third Wilder-Fury to a fall date of October 3.
In the aftermath of the fight, some YouTube bloggers started making accusations against Fury, alleging that he failed a drug test and tampered with his gloves. After the drug allegations were made, the WBC revealed that both Fury and Wilder passed all of their random drug tests.
The allegation of glove tampering stems from the way Fury flicks his jab which he has utilized in several previous fights, including the first fight against Wilder. Some bloggers feel that Fury was able to manipulate his gloves and lower his hand inside of the glove which would enable him to punch without padding.
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with unbeaten former lightweight champion Devin Haney to get his opinion on the controversy.
“I don’t know. That stuff is crazy. I feel like if Tyson Fury did everything right and didn’t cheat then let him enjoy his win. Don’t discredit him or anything like that. I don’t know the situation. I seen the glove situation. I don’t know if it’s real or fake. The internet can make up anything these days so I am not sure. I don’t think it’s cool to be putting out rumors,” said Haney.
“Everyone sees it in fast motion. Nobody really sees it in slow motion so you don’t really see how the glove really reacts I think now that we are paying attention to it. Other people’s glove may do the same thing. We never know.”
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