WBN investigates whether Deontay Wilder outplayed his opponent before his official defeat to Tyson Fury for the first time in 2020.
Former heavyweight champion Wilder has taken KO and Harold Sconiers rumors very well, according to his longtime trainer and manager Jay Deas.
Did Harold Sconiers beat Deontay Wilder?
In a story that has been detailed by WBN for years, talk has always filled the internet that Wilder should lose for the first time in his career.
According to eyewitnesses at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Wilder “was down for more than ten seconds” and “the alarm went off” with an unknown Sconiers in 2010.
There is no evidence of the video, other than broken links to old videos from Golden Boy’s ‘yfrog.com’ account which is now closed.
But by all accounts Wilder was defeated ten years before Fury without the help of a generous referee.
WBN asked Fantasy Springs directly if they had any footage of Wilder vs Sconiers. All they can provide is digital images.
So the allegations will continue to exist until proven otherwise.
When asked earlier, Deas had no problem with the knock but didn’t mention any potential controversy.
Jay Deas explained
Deas told Tha Boxing Voice when asked about the fight: “Harold Sconiers, who doesn’t have a great record but just beat Andre Purlette.
“He had 40 wins and 3 losses in the fight before Deontay, so we know he’s a live guy.
“Deontay hit him two or three times and went in for the kill. Sconiers threw a punch. It landed in the back of Deontay’s head. But it still counts.
“Deontay took it well, got up, stopped him in the next round. So it can happen to anybody.
“It’s one of those things in boxing. After you, but hey, it’s boxing. What are you going to do, cry?
“You have to get up. You have to do the work,” he said.
Deontay Wilder spoke
Deas’ words echoed Wilder’s comments in an interview after the event.
“Early in my career, I quit,” Wilder told The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5. “I got punched by a rabbit in the back of the neck.
“When the punch happened immediately, my neck started to swell. There is a knot back there. It’s a kind of black.
“When I got up, the ref was in my face. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’
There is no mention of any chance of winning, but why would there be?
The best way to clear things up is to dig up the footage and let the fans make up their own minds.
Until then, those wondering ‘what’ may continue longer than necessary. It’s been twelve years now.
If anyone has a video of Wilder vs Sconiers, please contact WBN at [email protected]
The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @world news.