DAVID HAYE has claimed that a member of Deontay Wilder’s squad revealed to him that the American’s right-hand man was injured during his rematch with Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber’s reign as WBC heavyweight champion ended at the hands of Fury last February, his corner throwing in the towel in the seventh round.
Wilder, 35, has come up with a myriad of unfounded conspiracy theories in an attempt to justify his assault and battery at the hands of the Gypsy King.
But according to Haye, a compromised right-hand man was the “real reason” the Olympian failed in the Sin City showdown.
He told BT Sport: “Making all these excuses distracted everyone from what I learned was the real excuse, the real reason he couldn’t play.
“His right arm was badly damaged in this fight.
“So the Wilder that we saw in the first fight wasn’t there in the second fight.
“I have received good authority from someone who [knows]. I trust this guy 100%.
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“And he’s super confident that the Deontay Wilder stepping into the ring tonight is a completely different specimen even from the first fight.
“In the first fight, Wilder showed firepower.
“He just didn’t have the discipline, didn’t have the strategy to use his right hand – which is his greatest weapon.
“And in the second fight, he didn’t have it at all. So on paper – I understand why everyone is saying it’s inevitable.
“But when you look at the fact that Tyson Fury was fighting someone who was potentially [injured].
“I believe so and tonight will be very evident if Wilder’s right hand is back intact.”
Fury’s preparations for his trilogy fight with Wilder have been far from ideal.
And Haye – who was supposed to face the 33-year-old in 2013 – believes he will have to put in the best career performance to see the knockout artist again.
He said, “He had problems in training camp, he had family problems.
“He’s got to somehow find a better career performance tonight.
“If there isn’t a better career performance, I think he’s going to be shut down.”
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the-sun : David Haye reveals Deontay Wilder’s ‘real excuse’ for losing to Tyson Fury after receiving inside information from the camp