It's been about a week since Deontay Wilder was taken down handily by Tyson Fury. Since then, the most we've heard from the Bronze Bomber was an excuse about how the weight of his pre-fight costume impacted his stamina. Well, Wilder posted a video to Instagram on Friday in which he addressed his loyal fan base and proclaimed that he isn't going anywhere, referring to himself as a king and saying that he "will rise again."
Fury, while rocking a Muhammad Ali sweatshirt featuring an American Flag, addressed his fanbase, which he calls his "Bombsquad Army" and declared his time at the top of boxing is far from over, despite his recent loss.
"I am a king that will never give up. I am a king that will fight to the death," declared Wilder.
It seems he's realized that making excuses involving his 45-pound costume won't suffice, and he's started to accept the fact that he'd been outmatched. However, he may just be using his first-ever defeat as motivation to avoid such a fate ever again.
Wilder also declared earlier on Friday that his corner, which ended the fight in the seventh round, had his best interest at heart, and stated that Mark Breland would remain on "Team Wilder."