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Mauricio Sulaiman defends Tyson Fury, says allegation of tampered gloves ‘ridiculous’

The WBC backs up Fury’s claim of no loaded gloves in Deontay Wilder rematch.

Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council (... Photo by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Upon hearing the recent, and seemingly baseless, allegation that Tyson Fury used loaded gloves to dent Deontay Wilder’s head in their February rematch, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has come out to call it all hogwash — which seemed to be the general sentiment of the public anyway.

“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.”

After Sulaiman continued by saying that he was present both before and after the fight and saw Fury’s hand wraps in person, he went on to say there was nothing suspicious whatsoever, before lamenting the attempt to taint Fury’s big win.

“It’s very sad, because 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.”

You hear that, Marsellos?! No consideration! In the meanwhile Fury and Wilder should soon be receiving an official date for their third meeting, expected to happen by year’s end.

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