Deontay Wilder explains his conspiracy theory over Tyson Fury defeat

Deontay Wilder claims his trainer threw in the towel because he was influenced by a friend of Tyson Fury's trainer.

Wilder was dropped in the third and fifth rounds before the fight was stopped in the seventh round when Mark Breland raised the white flag.

Breland, a former world champion, has been hailed by former fighters for his actions in protecting Wilder, has come under fire from the deposed champion.

Wilder is ready to ditch his trainer as he prepares to trigger a clause in his contract for a third fight with Fury.

And he claims Breland threw in the towel after being told to do so by former world champion Andre Dirrell who was trainer by Fury's coach SugarHill Steward.

"He was influenced by [Anthony] Dirrell," Wilder told Boxing Scene. "They said [Anthony] Dirrell was in back of him screaming, ‘Throw the towel in! We love our champ!’

"And, you know, [Anthony] works with ‘Sugar’ as well, the opposite trainer, Tyson’s trainer. [Dirrell] works with him, too. [Breland] said he didn’t hear nothing, but everybody’s saying the same thing.

"A lot of people that’s around, a lot of people that was in my camp, and if everybody’s hearing it and if my people in the corner can hear him, and Mark said he can’t hear [him], there’s something wrong with that.
"It’s a lot going on with Mark as well. But, you know, we’re gonna make a big decision by the time I come back from Africa and we’re gonna go from there.”

Referee Kenny Bayless has said he was close to waving the fight off before Breland intervened.

But Wilder added: “It’s a human, immediate reaction, like, ‘I didn’t wanna see you get hurt.

“But I was hurt way more in the first [Luis] Ortiz fight than in this situation. I still had my mind. I still knew what I was doing at certain times. I still knew how to move around the ring.

"Although I didn’t have the legs, I knew how to move around the ring. S***, I was 42-0, you know, 10 consecutive title defences.

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