Deontay Wilder’s trainer says former champion suffered small cut in his left ear which ‘affected his equilibrium’ in Tyson Fury win
- Blood poured from Wilder’s left ear after Fury floored him in the third round
- Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas suggested injury ‘affected his equilibrium’
- Fury knocked Wilder down in the fifth before the fight ended in the seventh
- Wilder appeared to struggle with his balance as Fury claimed famous victory
- He was taken to hospital for stitches in his ear following Las Vegas contest
Deontay Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas has suggested a small cut in his left ear ‘affected his equilibrium’ during Saturday night’s defeat to Tyson Fury.
Blood poured from the former heavyweight champion’s ear after Fury floored him with a blow to the temple in the third round.
Wilder went down again in the fifth round before his co-trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel midway through the seventh in Las Vegas.
Deontay Wilder received treatment for an ear injury following his heavy defeat to Tyson Fury
Wilder was bleeding badly from his ear with his coach saying he may need stitches
The Bronze Bomber was outclassed and suffered a bad beating to the new heavyweight king
Asked for an update on Wilder’s condition post-fight, Deas said: ‘Deontay is doing well, and he’ll be back, he’ll be all the better for it.
‘He had a small cut inside the ear, may have affected his equilibrium, so he’s going to get a couple of stitches there.
‘That’s really the extent of it. it was a tough, gruelling fight with a tough, gruelling fighter.’
Wilder’s bloodied ear can be seen in close up after taking a heavy blow from Tyson Fury
Fury struck Wilder hard on the temple in the third round, causing blood to pour from his ear
There was speculation at the time that Fury’s blow may have perforated Wilder’s eardrum and there was certainly evidence the ear injury affected his balance.
It allowed Fury to dominate the ‘Bronze Bomber’ as the American suffered the first defeat of his professional career.
After Breland stopped the fight in the seventh, cameras caught the moment he explained to Wilder why he threw in the towel, saying ‘because of your ear.’
Wilder went to hospital post-fight to have his ear and other injuries checked out having been well enough to conduct an interview in the ring.
He said: ‘I’m doing good. You know … things like this happen, the best man won tonight.
‘But my trainers, my coach, my side threw in the towel. You know, I’m ready to go out on my shield, man. You know what I’m saying?
‘I had a lot of things going on coming into this fight. But it is what it is. I was already, my leg was already wrecked coming in due to other little things.
‘But you know, I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner had let me go out on my shield. That’s what I do. But he did what he did. There’s no excuses. And we come back stronger.’
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