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  • Baihu1983 25 Feb 2020 08:08:19 12,460 posts
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    If only he had tried this entrance out before.... shame he picked this fight to do it
  • RGeefe 25 Feb 2020 09:06:55 1,090 posts
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    Saw a tweet refer to his costume as "disco rave Skeletor". there's no way anyone takes him seriously after this.
  • HairyArse 25 Feb 2020 09:11:57 1,416 posts
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    I'm not buying this excuse one bit. I'm not a super-fit, extensively trained athlete in peak condition like Wilder is and I can carry 18 kilos for ten minutes without my legs being fucked, no problem.
  • Frogofdoom 25 Feb 2020 09:19:17 16,609 posts
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    That's one of the most embarrassing excuses I have ever heard. Just say he beat me and I hope to do better in a rematch.

    Wilder will be getting 40 percent of the purse for the 3rd fight so I imagine it will be his retirement fund. He would be mental to not take that fight though as he gets a chunk of cash even if he cant motivate himself for it.
  • smoothpete 25 Feb 2020 09:40:40 37,003 posts
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    His next ring entrance outfit to be two massive bunches of helium balloons. He’ll be unstoppable after that
  • Graxlar_v3 25 Feb 2020 09:44:51 10,225 posts
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    I kind of expect Fury will come out in a full set of armour next time round.
  • richarddavies 25 Feb 2020 09:47:47 7,768 posts
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    So he got too tired having 18 kilos of weight put on him for 10 minutes? What a dipshit.
  • smoothpete 25 Feb 2020 09:53:34 37,003 posts
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    Yeah it certainly wasn't anything to do with the 122kg that was put on him for 3 minutes x 7 rounds after that.
  • Jono62 25 Feb 2020 10:45:54 25,378 posts
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    Come on now, who hasn't felt tired after wearing a pimped-up gimp suit walking to a ring for 10 minutes?
  • atothewest 25 Feb 2020 10:48:36 1,098 posts
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    One of the most feeble and baffling excuses I've ever heard tbh.

    People already assumed your eardrum got burst early on and you were badly disoriented from then on, why not just let people believe that?

    To not only refute that, but also to offer up an alternative that makes you look lame as well as incompetent. The mind boggles.

    In boxing terms I think he'd be better poised to mooch off and KO a bunch of journeymen to get the confidence back, or maybe take on Whyte to get a big scalp under his belt. Meanwhile let Fury and AJ get it on and hope for an AJ victory, then call out AJ for an undisputed bout.

    Sounds like he's gearing up to confirm bout 3, though. Make a bunch more $$$ then call it a day.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Feb 2020 10:53:48 25,648 posts
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    Whyte would beat him fairly easily.
  • smoothpete 25 Feb 2020 10:55:27 37,003 posts
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    @atothewest Absolutely agree, having your ear smashed in is a legit reason for not being exactly on peak form. Completely relatable even to luddites like me
  • atothewest 25 Feb 2020 10:57:01 1,098 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Whyte would beat him fairly easily.
    Yeah also true most likely.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Feb 2020 10:59:21 25,648 posts
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    Imagine if he had said his eardrum was bust though and then the doctor said it was bullshit though. Would have been almost as bad as saying something stupid like his costume was too heavy.
  • smoothpete 25 Feb 2020 11:00:53 37,003 posts
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    Fair enough but you could still be significantly disorientated without it being perforated. I'd buy that.
  • Graxlar_v3 25 Feb 2020 11:08:18 10,225 posts
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    Doctors cant be saying anything though.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Feb 2020 11:16:50 25,648 posts
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    Yeah but then you're left with, "he punched me in the head and it made me dizzy" which is kind of what happens in all fights.

    And yeah doctors wouldn't be able to say anything, but it could quite easily be leaked that he's been lying about an injury if he'd said he had a perforated eardrum.
  • atothewest 25 Feb 2020 11:20:46 1,098 posts
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    He didn't have to say anything though. People had already adopted the eardrum narrative regardless. Just lay low for a couple of weeks then confirm the rematch and evade questions if asked about it on the premise that "the past doesn't matter" or some shit.
  • Jono62 25 Feb 2020 11:22:10 25,378 posts
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    You are forgetting the fact that he is not that clever.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Feb 2020 11:27:16 25,648 posts
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    I guess a large part of it is also not wanting to give Fury credit for punching him hard enough to burst his ear drum (and to be fair the punch that dropped him the first time barely looked like it connected properly.)
  • Dougs 25 Feb 2020 11:28:04 94,678 posts
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    I don't like him chucking his no2 under the bus either. The bloke absolutely did the right thing by throwing in the towel
  • Dirt3 25 Feb 2020 11:56:00 1,043 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I don't like him chucking his no2 under the bus either. The bloke absolutely did the right thing by throwing in the towel
    That's what the #2 is there for surely.

    Sure, be a critical of the decision. Even say he made the wrong call. But accept that that is his job to make a judgement call in a difficult situation and sometimes that call is going to be wrong.

    Was it wrong ? Have no clue. But if you are the great boxer, don't get yourself in the position where the decision has to be made.
  • JYM60 25 Feb 2020 14:31:41 18,483 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    @atothewest Absolutely agree, having your ear smashed in is a legit reason for not being exactly on peak form. Completely relatable even to luddites like me
    But that makes it look like he was fairly beaten. Obviously it was due to nothing Fury did....
  • jimnastics 25 Feb 2020 15:12:30 1,841 posts
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    I would be so fucking happy if Fury wore Wilder's costume for his entrance for the 3rd fight and still beat the shit out of him, it would be one of the greatest moments in boxing history.
  • Lukus 25 Feb 2020 15:14:39 23,336 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    Well that's an excuse...
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/51623455
    What a fucking bellend. Every single interview I've ever seen with Wilder; he says something truly moronic. He's a hard guy to like.
  • JYM60 25 Feb 2020 15:30:22 18,483 posts
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    "Why didn't my corner just let me die? Wehwehweh."
  • Baihu1983 25 Feb 2020 15:37:20 12,460 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Whyte would beat him fairly easily.
    Well he has been avoiding him
  • smoothpete 25 Feb 2020 15:40:44 37,003 posts
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    JYM60 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    @atothewest Absolutely agree, having your ear smashed in is a legit reason for not being exactly on peak form. Completely relatable even to luddites like me
    But that makes it look like he was fairly beaten. Obviously it was due to nothing Fury did....
    Yeah sorry I guess that was my point, that it's not an excuse but a reason. I'm overlooking the fundamental fact that getting beaten fair and square and being a decent loser about it is out of the question here.

    I'd respect him a lot more if he was just like "jeeez that right hand to the ear fuckin' hurt"
  • Baihu1983 25 Feb 2020 15:43:27 12,460 posts
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    JYM60 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    @atothewest Absolutely agree, having your ear smashed in is a legit reason for not being exactly on peak form. Completely relatable even to luddites like me
    But that makes it look like he was fairly beaten. Obviously it was due to nothing Fury did....
    But this makes him look dumb. He insists on the outfit and would have no doubt picked/approved it or do they just dump it on him 10 minutes before he walks out?
  • JYM60 25 Feb 2020 15:53:30 18,483 posts
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    Yeah, he is definitely very dumb.

    I think nobody really wants to see another rematch. Probably why he is trying to throw any excuse he can at it. Of course nobody with sense will believe that, like most of the shit fighters talk.
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