Promoter Eddie Hearn has rejected the year-long claims by Deontay Wilder, who alleges that Tyson Fury manipulated his gloves for their rematch in February 2020.
Fury dominated and stopped Wilder in seven rounds, to capture the WBC heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In the aftermath of the loss, Wilder made numerous cheating allegations with respect to Fury - including glove tampering and placing "egg weights" in the gloves.
Hearn, who promotes neither boxer, is very familiar with the very strict pre-fight inspections by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC has their inspectors present in the dressing rooms - and they thoroughly inspect and sign off on the wraps and gloves of each boxer.
“If you've ever been in a dressing room at a fight, particularly in the Nevada State, I don’t see how you can tamper with your gloves or your wraps from the moment they’re wrapped up in the dressing room to the ring. To be honest with you I don’t see how sliding your hand down the glove is going to give you an edge when you punch somebody," Hearn explained to the DAZN Boxing Show.
“I think you would break your hand, if your hands are not properly in your glove. Knowing [NSAC Executive Director] Bob Bennett, I’d say it’s impossible to tamper with gloves.”
Fury and Wilder will settle their score in a trilogy fight on July 24, back in Las Vegas. The frontrunner venue at the moment is the T-Mobile Arena.
Their first encounter took place in December of 2018, with the bout ending in a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Fury went down twice in the first bout, Wilder went down twice in the rematch. Both boxers are promising a knockout in the trilogy fight.