Tyson Fury cleared over Deontay Wilder glove tampering allegations by WBC who slam claims as ‘ridiculous’


TYSON FURY has been cleared by the WBC over “ridiculous” glove tampering allegations made after beating Deontay Wilder.

Fury, 31, drew against Wilder, 34, in 2018 but this February avenged the result with a seven round domination in Las Vegas.

Following both fights the Gypsy King was hit with accusations that he had tampered with either his gloves or wraps.

And after watching Wilder lose for the first time in such devastating fashion, brother Marsellos alleged Fury hid a blunt object in his gloves.

The WBC champion denied the “bulls***” rumours and WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman – who watched Fury get his hands wrapped with Wilder’s trainer – backed the Brit.

Mauricio Sulaiman told Sky Sports: “It’s ridiculous. It’s difficult to understand.

“I was present in both fights, I was in the dressing room, in both fights. Both Wilder and Fury dressing room.

“One was in California, the other one was in Nevada. In both cases, there were at least three inspectors in each dressing room.

“I was there before and after the fight. And I saw the hand wraps, I saw them with the gloves.

“I was in the ring when they came into the ring, and I was sitting right there during the fight.

“At no moment, in either fight, I saw anything that would look suspicious whatsoever.

“After the fight, they take off the gloves, they are handed to the commission.”

BT Sport released footage of Fury having his hands wrapped before winning the heavyweight title.

And despite Wilder’s head coach Jay Deas being present in Fury’s dressing room to oversee his hand wrapping, Marsellos claimed Wilder suffered injuries “no glove or fist was able to cause”.

But Sulaiman slammed Wilder’s brother for attempting to take the shine away from Fury’s monumental victory.

He said: “It’s very sad, to try and take away something from a huge victory, one of the greatest nights of the sport in the century, to try and put a blemish on that event, is so irresponsible and so stupid.

“It should not be given any consideration.”

Fury and Wilder are set for a trilogy bout in December.


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