Newly-crowned WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has responded to Deontay Wilder’s claims that his elaborate ring-walk outfit caused his downfall in the pair’s recent Las Vegas rematch.

British fighter Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round after a dominant display in which he put the previously unbeaten American on the canvas twice.

Wilder’s corner finally threw in the towel as he shipped heavy punishment in round seven, handing Fury the WBC title

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But after his dismantling Wilder offered the excuse that his extravagant 40lbs ring-walk costume,  which consisted of a gem-studded all-black getup with glowing red eyes, designed in honor of Black History Month, was the reason for his defeat.

Tyson Fury has now responded to those claims.  

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