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Deontay Wilder’s message to Tyson Fury after breaking hand in KO loss

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder suffered an 11th-round KO loss to Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout last weekend. It turns out Wilder actually broke his right hand during the match and will need surgery.

Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, revealed this news to ESPN on Thursday. The boxer suffered the injury “somewhere around Round 6.”

Deontay Wilder was also a bit messed up from a Fury punch behind his ear. The surgery will keep him out several months:

“He’ll fight sometime in the spring or early summer as long as he’s healthy and he’s good and he’s up to it,” Finkel said. “He’s still in pain with the hand and his equilibrium was off, somewhere around the third round (Fury connected behind the ear), that’s why his balance wasn’t the same.

“He feels he trained so hard and then the two incidents — no disrespect at all to Fury — he put in all that effort and wasn’t able to fight him healthy.”

Deontay Wilder spoke out about the fight in an Instagram post on Thursday. Wilder congratulated Fury on his victory:

 

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This fight was Tyson Fury’s second victory over Deontay Wilder in the trilogy set. The first was a controversial draw back in 2018.