Undefeated heavyweight contender Junior Fa, has chimed in on Deontay Wilder’s loss to Tyson Fury. He said that Wilder suffered an injury as he prepared for the rematch which went down back in February.
Fury put Wilder on the canvas twice before getting the Technical Knock Out ((TKO) over the American boxer in the seventh round to claim the WBC heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Fa however, was one of Wilder’s sparring partners to prepare for the second rematch.
Initially, Wilder to an extent, owned his loss to the unexpected weight of his ring-walk costume. According to Wilder, the costume weighed at least 40-pounds and wore out his legs during the pre-fight entrance display.
However, he would later disclose that there were other issues going on in the background. Fa has revealed that Wilder injured his bicep near the end of the training camp. The New Zealand boxer however was not under the impression that the injury would play a role in the outcome.
“Yes, [it was] the bicep injury [that he suffered in camp]. I don’t know the extent of the damage, but he did hurt it, yeah,” Fa told Sky Sports during an interview.