Deontay Wilder says he will still dress to impress for his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury despite that costume calamity he endured 19 months ago.
In the immediate aftermath of his crushing defeat by ‘The Gypsy King’ in February 2020, Wilder produced a number of excuses for his first professional loss. Including the weight of his elaborate ring walk costume.
Despite that, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ says he will emerge from the T-Mobile Arena dressing rooms wearing something show-stopping on Saturday October 9.
Wilder won’t tone down ring walk costume
Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday, Wilder said: “Nobody comes out with better dress, better uniform than I. We gonna continue with that, it’s gonna be something special. I dedicate that to my tribe.”
This fight of course has been much-delayed, with the latest postponement from July 24 courtesy of Fury contracted COVID-19. Wilder though says the extra time to prepare has been good for him.
“The delay was a blessing for me. The more they delayed it the more time we had to work on our craft and our art. To go strategically over our gameplan for October 9.
“That time we had, it benefited me tremendously and I’m looking forward to October 9. I just want to beat his (Fury’s) ass.”
Wilder was asked whether he had ever considered pursuing legal recourse about his claims that Fury’s gloves were illegal for the rematch. His response was cold and simple – “I want it back in blood, so that’s up to me. So come October 9, I will get my revenge.”
Wilder, under the tutelage of close friend and new head trainer Malik Scott, says he has never felt better as he bids to regain the WBC world heavyweight title
“I feel amazing that’s the key word. Some people feel good, some people feel great, I feel amazing.
“The more time that’s passed, the more we’ve been able to work on things and perfect them.
‘I think what we’ve been doing is definitely gonna benefit me in this fight to come, but fights to come in the future.”