The ‘Bronze Bomber’ appeared on Nacion ESPN ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury on December 1
Deontay Wilder has issued an apology after he appeared to badly injure a giant mascot on TV.
The WBC heavyweight champion floored the mascot after he was asked to throw a punch by the presenters when he appeared on Spanish language sports show Nacion ESPN ahead of his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury.
But Wilder’s punch had more power it in than intended and there were reports that it broke the jaw of the man inside the costume.
The 32-year-old later took to Instagram to express his regret over the unfortunate incident, and offered the mascot tickets to his fight against Fury on December 1 in Los Angeles.
He wrote in an Instagram post: “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 respect!
“I sincerely apologize to the brave man that was injured (if this is true) I have the up most high respect for him, his participation, willingness and courage.
“If this is true @nacionespn I personally would like to invite him to my Dec.1 fight. Word Is Bond.”