Wilder re­veals he suf­fered bro­ken arm ahead of ight

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Deon­tay Wilder has re­vealed that he suf­fered a bro­ken arm just 12 weeks be­fore he be­gan train­ing for his ight with Tyson Fury. Their ight last week­end ended in an ex­tremely con­tentious draw, after Fury dom­i­nated the open­ing rounds be­fore Wilder twice knocked down his op­po­nent late on. Wilder was made to swing and miss time and again through­out the ight, with the Amer­i­can ex­plain­ing this week that he was not at his best be­cause of the re­cent in­jury. “Twelve weeks be­fore camp I broke my (right) arm,” Wilder told a group of re­porters on the streets of LA this week, adding, “We kept that a se­cret. I had surgery and ev­ery­thing. All the way up here I got cut. I was spar­ring, just get­ting ready and I was get­ting the best of my spar­ring part­ner. I was go­ing to the body and he turned. His el­bow was out. My bones and his el­bow went in like a ham­mer to a nail and it just broke it.” And the WBC cham­pion added that he was un­able to prop­erly spar as a re­sult. “We wanted to keep that sewed up, we don’t make ex­cuses. I barely threw any (right hand) punches my whole en­tire camp.”

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