Tyson Fury To Team Wilder: “Double-Check My Gloves Please”

Tyson Fury invites Team Wilder to properly inspect the gloves this time

Deontay Wilder sitting at the fight press conference, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury rubbing his hands together
Deontay Wilder (left), Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury invites Team Wilder to properly inspect the gloves this time

The trilogy fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko), and the hard-punching, Alabaman former champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko) is finally going to get settled on October 9. However, Fury has suggested for team Wilder to make sure they check all the boxes this time. This fight has taken a toll on the boxing community, and not just for the fact it took forever to happen. Accusations from the Bronze Bomber charging Fury with having loaded gloves caused a divide within the community.

After being stopped by Fury in the rematch, back in February 2020, Wilder would go dark for months before resurfacing with a video on social media accusing Fury of having loaded gloves.

“It’s impossible for a brand new, ten-ounce glove to bend, to keep smushed in form, or to have loose-end space. I highly believe you put something hard in your glove, something the size and shape of an egg weight.”


Now that the fight is two weeks away, both fighters will be doing their final rounds with the media. During an interview posted on The Volume, the WBC champion mocked team Wilder regarding the gloves conspiracy and being called a cheater.

“I don’t give a fuck. I will take it out on his face when I see him. This time though, I would like to say, please double-check my gloves for knuckle dusters and knives before the fight. Because I have a terrible tendency for sticking two dusters on each hand before fights.”


Now, what will be interesting to see is who will inspect the gloves this time. Deontay Wilder dragged his former trainer Mark Breland’s name through the mud like a disowned stepchild for stopping the fight. However, he showed clemency to chief second Jay Deas. This is very interesting considering Deas was tasked with inspecting the gloves and missed all the illegal objects inside Fury’s gloves. The Bronze Bomber chalked it up to inexperience on the part of the chief second.

“Jay is definitely with me. I understand the situation in the back with the glove and stuff like that. Sometimes you can just be inexperienced to know what to look for and stuff like that.”

Wilder replaced his former trainer with a guy he once knocked out in Malik Scott. Let’s hope this time around they have hired someone with experience to thoroughly inspect the gloves. Hopefully, this saga will conclude without any more excuses or theatrical shenanigans.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."