Deontay Wilder was getting worn down by Tyson Fury on Saturday night before his corner finally threw in the towel.
The end of the trilogy would reportedly take place this summer. The other notable claim to emerge here, though? Wilder asserts his legs were weakened prior to the fight by his costume.
Blaming the outlandish outfit for tired legs is either an easy excuse, or something that Wilder truly regrets. The intention behind the costume was great. The weight of it all was the problem.
The rematch is the biggest news here, of course, and it sets up a fight that could go down as one of the highest-grossing of all time. Fury has cemented himself as a top heavyweight, and Wilder wants to get back to the mountaintop after a draw and a loss to Fury.
Maybe we come out more starkly dressed this time around, though?