Pictures of Deontay Wilder's new ringwalk costume emerge ahead of Fury fight
Deontay Wilder has another spectacular costume ready for his ring walk before going to war with Tyson Fury on Saturday.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ hit the ring for their first rematch in February 2020 in a costume that reportedly cost $40,000 to make – but his night didn’t go to plan with Fury overpowering him from the opening bell.
Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title after a seventh-round stoppage, making a number of excuses for coming up short on the night.
Among those was the costume, which was said to have weigh 40lbs. Wilder insisted it was ‘too heavy’ and left him with ‘no legs’ for the beginning of the fight.
Cosmo and Donato, the designers behind last year’s costume, have again been working on Wilder’s wardrobe for Saturday’s trilogy fight, insisting this year’s edition will be ‘significantly lighter’.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Cosmo and Donato also confirmed Wilder has already tried on the costume in order to make sure the weight is right.
‘It’s going to be significantly lighter,’ Cosmo said, ‘So, we don’t have any drama at all.
“It’s red and black from the Nigerian tribe. The red means funeral — it’s going to be Tyson Fury’s funeral the next fight.’
Sketches shared on Cosmo and Donato’s Instagram page offer a glimpse of how Wilder will look as he makes his way to the ring on fight night.
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