Deontay Wilder: I don’t know what happened to be honest!

"We came out short tonight,” Wilder said.

by Sead Dedovic
Deontay Wilder: I don’t know what happened to be honest!
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After losing to Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder was really hard on himself. He always talks about not underestimating opponents, but Parker still caught him off guard. Wilder had a plan for this fight, but at times, it seemed like he forgot everything he'd prepared. When you're already thinking about what comes next in a match, it's tough to stay focused. Deontay said in a video that he wasn't fully aware of what was happening for most of the fight

"We came out short tonight,” Wilder said in a video on Instagram, as quoted by!

"You know what, I don’t know what happened to be honest. My timing was off, and I didn’t throw my punches, I didn’t let my hands go like I was supposed to. Sometimes you get like that. But you live to see another fight. You live to see another moment."

Deontay Wilder: Sorry if I let anyone down

Wilder made sure to thank his fans for supporting him since day one. Even with everything that happened, he's staying positive and excited about new challenges in his career. He said this isn't the end and hinted at a comeback coming up. It's something all wrestling fans are eager to see.

“I’m still full of happiness, still full of joy, still full of smiles. Sorry if I let anyone down but we will be back though! That’s the thing about it. I thank you so much for the love and support I’ve got out here in Riyadh and from all my fans around the world. I appreciate you so much. This is not the end, and I will be back.”

Many were hoping to see Wilder face Joshua soon, but that's not going to happen, at least for now. It was a great opportunity for both of them. Anthony Joshua secured a win against Otto Wallin, so we'll likely get a clearer picture of his future soon.

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