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Deontay Wilder called ‘king of apologies’ by angry fans after saying Errol Spence was ‘gutted’ in Terence Crawford knockout loss


Deontay Wilder has come under fire from boxing fans for his reaction to Terence Crawford’s knockout win over Errol Spence on Saturday night.

The former WBC world heavyweight champion was at ringside for the fight and made it clear ahead of time that he was supporting his longtime friend and PBC stablemate Spence.


Crawford dominated Spence and ended the fight in the ninth roundCredit: Ryan Hafey/PBC
Wilder is the former WBC heavyweight champion of the world


Wilder is the former WBC heavyweight champion of the worldCredit: Getty

However, the fight did not go as he had hoped.

Crawford dominated and floored Spence three times before getting the ninth-round knockout.

Earlier in the week, there was a lot of speculation about the boxers’ ability to safely reach the welterweight limit (147 pounds).

Some fans had claimed the pair looked “empty” at their last press conference on Thursday.

Ringside footage shows the moment Crawford knocked Spence out with a vicious combination

After the fight, Wilder said that might be a reason Spence wasn’t at his best.

“It looked like Errol was a bit exhausted and couldn’t quite do what he needed to do,” Wilder told reporters as he left the arena.

“Bud definitely benefited… I really think Errol got too dehydrated, you could see it in his skin and in his eyes.”

However, Wilder paid tribute to Crawford, adding: “Tonight he proved he was the best of them all.

“The way he did it – he did it with ease, he did it with composure. It felt like he was just in another dimension at that exact moment.”

Either way, some boxing fans were less than impressed with Wilder’s “exhausted” comments and compared it to the apologies he made after his own losses to Tyson Fury.

One fan commented, “The king of apologies has struck smh again.”

A second wrote: “Wildest LMFAOO is hilarious brother.”

And a third said: ‘Wilder always finds EXCUSES ON EXCUSES.’

Former World Champion Ishe Smith chimed in and concluded, “Here’s the apology, it wasn’t a weight fight. This man has won 3 titles at this weight now he’s exhausted. My God.”

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