Deontay Wilder apologises for 'injuring' mascot on television show

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2018

Wilder, appearing on ESPN Nacion to promote his December title fight against Britain's Tyson Fury, was asked to demonstrate his punching power by striking the mascot - a man inside a burrito-themed foam costume.

Wilder wrote: "Yea, 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 [sic] respect!

"I sincerely apologise to the fearless man that was injured (if this is true)", Wilder wrote on Instagram.

"I sincerely apologise to the fearless man that was injured (if this is true)".

He has also invited the man to his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury.

In the footage, Spanish-speaking hosts can be heard telling Wilder to have a swing at the mascot, who is dancing and playing along.

Muchas Gracias @nacionespn Word is bond.

'I'm gonna beat you, you little gypsy king.

"I can't wait til December the first". I'ma knock you out, ' he said, addressing a rubber dummy.

Wilder and Fury are set to go head-to-head in Los Angeles with the American's WBC heavyweight crown on the line.

"Deontay [Wilder] doesn't possess anything I'm scared of".

'We've only had three press conferences but already I'm 4-0 up because that was a 10-8 round'.

However, Wilder claimed he did not know a person was wearing the costume - although he has now dismissed those suggestions and apologised for the incident.

"Big Bear, California, training camp is going very well, ' he said". He probably feels like there needs a mediator to say, 'I spoke to Eddie, this is interesting, how do you feel?'

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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