After Tyson Furys epic win against power puncher Deontay Wilder for the WBC Heavyweight championship belt, the excuses for the loss have been coming in thick and fast.
Some of these excuses have been:
- Furys gloves did not have enough padding.
- Furys hands were not in his gloves fully and there was something inside his gloves.
- Fury had taken PED’s (performance enhancing drugs)
- Deontay Wilder had been drugged
- Deontay Wilders ring entrance outfit was too heavy
- Fury was cheating by using headlocks and illegal punches
- Wilders corner threw the towell in to early
None of these excuses talk about the game plan being wrong or the training preparation for the fight or his actions whilst in the ring. In fact there is no excuse which indicates that Wilder accepts any responsibility for the loss.
The worry is, if Wilder does not accept any responsibility for the loss, he will not change his training or tactics and will lose easily to a very knowledgeable boxer Tyson Fury in a third fight.
There is no shame in losing a fight when you are facing top ranked opposition, the history of boxing is full of losses and comebacks in fact very few boxers remain undefeated.
Boxers like Mohamed Ali and Mike Tyson both suffered losses, but both are regarded as the best boxers of all time.