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Frank Warren destroys Tyson Fury glove tampering conspiracy vs Deontay Wilder


Tyson Fury claimed the WBC heavyweight world title after beating Deontay Wilder in February (Picture: Getty)

Frank Warren has completely rubbished the suggestion that Tyson Fury tampered with his gloves ahead of both fights against Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King was forced to accept a controversial draw following the first clash between the two heavyweight rivals in December 2018, but set the record straight in February when he ended the Bronze Bomber’s unbeaten professional record with a seventh round stoppage.

After the fight, footage on social media appeared to show Fury’s gloves flapping freely when they made contact with the American’s face, leading to accusations of foul play.

Cutman Jorge Capetillo, who was in Fury’s corner in Las Vegas, rubbished the claims in the immediate aftermath of the fight and Warren agrees it would have been impossible for the WBC heavyweight champion to have tampered with his gloves.

He told BT Sport: ‘Have you ever heard such nonsense in your life? First of all the boxers wrap their hands on an agreed amount of bandage and tape between the two camps.

Deontay Wilder is keen for a third crack at Tyson Fury (Picture: Getty)

‘When they wrap their hands the people who are there are obviously Tyson’s camp, his trainer and the guy who is wrapping his hands. You’ve got someone from local from the commission.

‘In the background you’ve got the drug testing guys who are with you all the time plus there is someone from the other camp watching and inspecting to make sure they are happy with the way the hands are wrapped. That’s why someone from Tyson’s camp was in Wilder’s dressing room.

‘Then they warm up. When it comes to putting the gloves on they put the gloves on, the commissioner signs the gloves on the tape and in the case of the last fight there was someone from the camp there.

‘So once those hands are in that glove how on earth can you move your hand? It’s impossible. It’s stupid. I don’t know what planet they are on to come up with stuff like that. I’ve seen the footage and all it is is an open glove.

‘It’s just pathetic. The best man won on the night end of story. No excuses, nothing about costumes or whatever else. On the night the best man won.’

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