Random Thoughts On The Las Vegas Weekend

By William Trillo

As per usual post fight quotes were sent to the media after the Fury vs Wilder 2 Heavyweight battle. Here are some excerpts from Wilder;

“…my corner threw in the towel… I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight….”

“I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications.”


Within 48 hours of the fights end Wilder gave an interview to Yahoo Sports where he stated, “the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me, I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight.”

Hmmm again!

Speaking of that uniform…I’m told that ghastly thing cost Wilder some $70,000. That seems like a pretty penny to pay for that ball and chain of a costume. Tell ya what Deontay, the next time you fight you might wanna go to the local Halloween Costume shop. Not only will you spend a fraction of the price, but you will still look just as ridiculous as you did on Saturday night. The inexpensive costume most certainly won’t weigh you down as you make your ring walk the next time, unless of course you need a built-in excuse in case you get thoroughly dominated once again.

So, I am sure the reports I am reading about Wilder’s team are incorrect. I’m guessing the reports meant to read that Wilder is considering firing all of his team except for Mark Breland who was the only one who was concerned about the health and welfare of his fighter…..right? Only a fool would do things the other way around.

On that subject, I knew trouble was afoot at the post fight press conference when a question about the towel getting thrown in was directed at Team Wilder. No sooner than the question was asked did co-trainer Jay Deas blurt out, “Mark did it.”
Good grief Deas, feel free not to waste any time throwing your team member directly under the bus.

Boy… it was considerably quiet in the MGM Grand Casino on Saturday night after the fight. Where were all the tools that were walking around the casino all week-long yelling, “Bomb Squad! Bomb Squad!” every two minutes? I can’t help but think of the phrase, Rats Jumping Off A Sinking Ship!

Hey rats, here’s a thought for you while you’re jumping……Remember all those faces you looked at and snubbed on your way up? And do ya remember that some of those faces were people who thought you were friends with. Newsflash rats….Now you gotta look at those very same faces on your way down.

Was I the only one who groaned a bit when Fury hit the scales on Friday tipping the Toledo at a whopping 273 pounds never removing his shirt. Speaking for myself I thought maybe Fury didn’t train hard enough, maybe he took things for granted a la Andy Ruiz? Well don’t say you heard it from me but…. someone might wanna go all forensic scientist on the weigh in photos. A little bird told me Fury might have been wearing 10-pound ankle weights under those sweat pants.

Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue….

….Worry, why do I let myself worry?
Wondering, what in the world did I do?…

….I’m crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving you…

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