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Deontay Wilder has claimed he felt like a zombie during his loss to Tyson Fury who was crowned the new WBC champion.

The Bronze Bomber was knocked down thrice in the encounter and the fight was eventually stopped in the seventh round.

The American fighter came up with various excuses including the costume he wore into the ring being too heavy. Now he cis claiming he was not himself minutes before the fight.

Wilder also believes Fury can not be called the champion yet, claiming that they still have scores to settle in the trilogy.

"I don't see Fury as a champion," he told the PBC podcast.

"He ain't the champion yet, we still got one more fight left. He knows that wasn't me.

"Everything that happened, happened in the last 15 minutes before the fight. There's a lot of things that went wrong.

"There's a lot of things that I don't even want to talk about at this moment in time.

"I'm still reflecting on certain things, I can't believe the things that happened to me, and they happened at that point in time in my career.

"Maybe I'll come out with some things as things unfold and I get into camp, but I'm still reflecting on it and I've figured some things out.

"People that know boxing know that wasn't Deontay Wilder that night, I was a zombie that night.

"I can't talk about a lot of things, but you can tell from when I took off my mask, to other certain things I was doing.

"The first fight and the second fight was two different people.

"I was in retreat mode but in the first fight I was on the hunt, that night I wasn't myself, I felt like a zombie.

"There's a lot of things I can't say."

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