The video was posted by BT Sport Boxing – who air Fury’s fights in the UK – on Instagram in the aftermath of glove tampering claims by Marsellos Wilder – brother of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
It clearly shows Jay Deas, trainer of Wilder, watching throughout as Fury has his hands wrapped ahead of delivering a crushing first professional defeat for Wilder (42-1-1) in front of a $17m live gate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury battered Wilder to defeat inside seven rounds to win via TKO to take the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world heavyweight championships.
The rumours have been roundly rubbished by everybody from the WBC (World Boxing Council) – who sanctioned the fight – and ‘The Gypsy King’ himself.
Fury fumed: “I’ve just read an article before saying that I might’ve had some blunt objects in my gloves, yeah, two big 19 stone 7, 275lbs destroyers in each glove. So yeah, getting punched up the temple may do that to you.”
Fury added of claims his gloves could have been tampered with: “Not unless Wilder’s one trainer Jay Deas was in on the conspiracy as well, along with the Las Vegas State Commission guys who never left the room.
“Jay Deas was in the room when I had my hands wrapped, he examined them, he was in there when I had my gloves put on, examined them and everyone else was in the room. They don’t leave you, we all know this. So everybody citing foul play, bull****!
“And the next time, I’ll put a dent in his boxing career, end it, because it’ll be two knock-out losses in a row, bye bye forever.”
Fury and Wilder are due to meet for a third time later this year – with December 19 currently the favourite to stage the bout. There are a number of potential sites with the Las Vegas Raiders’ brand new Allegiant Stadium home appearing to lead the way.