It's not often that I get caught up in the diva antics around our great sport, but this one has made me laugh more than it should. So, let's go back a few years and remember David Hayes excuse about his broken toe. How much flack he got (and to an extent, deservingly so). People on this forum went life and death to discredit his excuse after a lacklustre performance against the Champion. Fast forward to 2018 and you have the 'Champion' making excuse after excuse for his poor performance. So far, we have an update each week with more and more excuses: I broke my arm (with no evidence to support it) The ref had a 14 count (again, the 'evidence' that Wilder pushed on Instagram actually debunked his own theory as it had been edited!) I was distracted in camp I had a cold I went away from the game plan but would have knocked Fury out in 4 if I stuck to the plan 'It was a great result, i'm still the champion' - After a controversial DRAW!?! 'I was concerned about my own power' I did knock Fury out, the ref just had a bad night The judging was off, people clearly saw I won that fight 'How can you get two knockdowns and not win? It doesn't make sense' I overthrew my shots. In the rematch that won't happen. Fury's oily skin made it impossible to tie him up He was too big, next time ill come in at 245 The fight should have been called off. His eyes rolled in his head. The best part is every interview before he rattles off the excuses, he leads with 'I'm not making excuses, but...' So, now let's flip the script. If this was Anthony Joshua, or Tyson Fury making the same excuses, would they get off with 1. A very very controversial score (after losing arguably 9-3 rounds) 2. 10+ excuses as to why he fought poorly? Often in close controversial fights (Kovalev/Ward, GGG/Canelo for example) fans often state 'To win against the champion, you must take the fight to the champion'... Well, what do you call a 9-3 victory on the cards? The most generous score you can give Wilder is 8-4 to Fury, with one of those 10-8 rounds 10-9. Still having Wilder as the loser.