Deontay Wilder has been under fire all week after he essentially his first loss of his career on the 45 pound costume he wore to the ring before he fought Tyson Fury. He’s not mad enough to fire the designers of the costume, in fact, he is actually thinking about his next costume for his next fight against Fury.
“Going up the stairs (into the ring) I knew immediately it was a different change in my body condition,” Wilder told The Associated Press Monday. “After the second round I had no legs, period.”
‘In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.
“It could easily be told that I didn’t have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, ‘It looked like something was wrong with you.’ Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.
“I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
“I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy. It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries.
“I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”
Cosmo Lombino and Donato Crowley, the creators of the costume, recently spoke with CBS42 and claimed it was Deontay who reached out to them after the fight to talk about his next costume.
“From day one, we have shared Deontay and Telli (Swift)’s vision for ‘The Bronze Bomber.’ We remain excited as-ever to participate in the creative expression this alter-ego affords our client. Deontay and Telli are clear that ‘Cosmo and Donato’ continue to resonate with their growth-strategy for the Bronze Bomber.”
“As the complexity and sophistication of the ‘Bronze Bomber’s’ aesthetic graduates to new heights, we stand by the contributions and exceptional craftsmanship we have brought. Last weekend, the hard work of our entire team – notably, our theatrical division—achieved an unprecedented synergy of cinematic couture and pro-sports. Also unprecedented: The amount of public conversation devoted to each of our collaborations with Deontay and Telli.”
Wilder then reportedly started talking about his next fight and new costume:
“Deontay Wilder called me at home last night,” Crowley said. “We had an extensive honest conversation that put confusion and rumors to rest. Reiterating that he considers us ‘family,’ Deontay was very clear that he looks forward to future collaborations. The subject of the call then turned to ‘Wilder v Fury III.’
Lombino said, “All of us consider it a privilege to contribute to the cultural and professional legacy of the iconic Deontay Wilder. As a fashion organization, I see no greater honor or responsibility that our team could be entrusted with.”
Wilder will have the chance to reclaim the WBC heavyweight world title after he triggered the contracted rematch clause.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.