DEONTAY WILDER is no longer a world heavyweight champion after losing his WBC title in emphatic fashion to Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber was well beaten by the Gypsy King and saw his corner throw in the towel in the seventh round after continued damage to his ear.
What is the latest update on Deontay Wilder's injury?
Reports immediately after the fight suggested that Deontay Wilder had suffered a burst eardrum.
And concern grew for the Bronze Bomber when he was unable to attend his press conference amid rumours he had been taken to hospital.
However, ESPN's Dan Rafael later tweeted to state that Wilder was not rushed to hospital as he was made to wait in his dressing room to provide a urine sample.
And Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel then said that the Bronze Bomber had sustained a cut to his ear, which was stitched up in his dressing room.
After the fight had finished, Wilder trainer Jay Deas blasted coach Mark Breland for throwing in the towel.
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He said: "Mark threw the towel. I didn’t think he should’ve. Deontay’s the kind of guy that’s the go-out-on-his-shield kind of guy.
"He [Wilder] will tell you, straight up, don’t throw the towel in."
Following the defeat, Wilder has been handed a six-week medical ban from boxing.
What happened with Deontay Wilder's ring walk outfit?
Deontay Wilder was blasted by fans for making the "worst excuse of all time" after he blamed his "heavy" £31k ring walk outfit for his defeat.
The Bronze Bomber came covered head-to-toe in a 45-pound costume for Black History Month.
Wilder notably had little power in his legs during the fight, with many pundits attributing that to the early blows taken from Fury to his ear.
But he told Yahoo: "He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is ... that 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.
"It could easily be told that I didn’t have legs or anything. A lot of people were telling me, ‘It looked like something was wrong with you.’
"Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.
"I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs because of my uniform.
“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.”