Deontay Wilder Accidentally Broke a Mascot’s Jaw When He Threw a Massive Punch…
This was always destined to end badly. WBC Heavyweight champion made a guest appearance on Spanish language Nación ESPN. It was a welcome invitation for the Alabama native who, despite an immaculate boxing record of 40-0, remains curiously underrated in his native US.
Wilder is currently trying to hype up his upcoming fight against former British champion Tyson Fury. The pair is set to box on December 1 in Los Angeles’s Staple’s Center. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will be hoping to make ‘The Gypsy King’ is 40th KO victim, but Fury will absolutely represent the toughest test of his career to date.
Known for his fierce power, Wilder was invited to punch a mascot in a sombrero on the TV show. He did not hold back and the result was absolute carnage. Watch the hilarious and cringe-worthy footage below.
According to Nacion ESPN, Wilder actually broke the poor guy wearing the costume’s jaw. He lined up the shot and let fly with a heavy right hand that ripped through the costume, colliding with his victim’s face. ‘The Bronze Bomber later released a statement apologizing to the man and he tried to make amends. He wrote on Instagram:
“Anything headlining I didn’t know a “Human Being” was in there is just straight “Click Baiting” like come on now, I guess the Mascot rolled out there. show so respect! I sincerely apologize to the brave man that was injured (if this is true) I have the up most high respect for him, his participation, willingness and courage. If this is true nacionespn I personally would like to invite him to my Dec.1 fight. Word Is Bond.”
That’s not a bad consolation prize. I can think of a few people who would happily take a punch to the jaw to get free tickets to this event. It’s set to be an incredibly intriguing contest. Wilder is justifiably the favorite – although if this took place three years ago, it might be a different story.
While Fury’s fans wish that he had time for another tune-up fight, it will still be fascinating. For such a big man, he’s an incredibly technical boxer. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be able to cope with Wilder’s power. Wilder is definitely taking a risk with this one.
The biggest reward from this one is that the winner will more than likely be next in line to fight British champion Anthony Joshua and have the chance to become a unified heavyweight boxing king. Joshua has been dodging Wilder for the past year, but if he beats Fury then he’ll have no excuses left as he tries to become the biggest name in boxing on the planet.
Would it be that big of a shock if Tyson Fury were to walk away with all of the glory though? He’ll have to get past Wilder’s right hand first though. Just ask that poor mascot…