TYSON FURY’S trainer revealed the new WBC champion headed into his win against Deontay Wilder with multiple injuries.
It comes after the Bronze Bomber, 34, blamed his “heavy” 45lb ring walk outfit for “weakening” his legs.
But Fury’s trainer Javan ‘Sugarhill’ Steward insisted his fighter was the one who came into the heavyweight rematch at a disadvantage.
Sugarhill told ESPN: “We had injuries in camp. Tyson hurt is ankles, they were all messed up – they have pictures of that – he suffered a cut in training camp.
“Tyson Fury wasn’t even getting hit to the head in training camp and I think at the beginning of training camp his elbow or shoulder was hurt.
“He was spotted limping at the UFC thing, so Tyson Fury’s the one with all the injuries.”
Wilder was dropped twice before his assistant trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in round seven in Las Vegas.
The former champion insisted he will activate his immediate rematch clause but will have to find himself a new ring walk costume.
Wilder told Yahoo Sports: “My uniform was way too heavy for me.
“I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.
“I was only able to put it on [for the first time] the night before, but I didn’t think it was going to be that heavy. It weighed 40, 40-some pounds with the helmet and all the batteries.
“I wanted my tribute to be great for Black History Month. I wanted it to be good and I guess I put that before anything.”