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Heavyweight boxing champ Wilder apologizes for ‘breaking mascot’s jaw’ on TV show (VIDEO)

Heavyweight boxing champ Wilder apologizes for ‘breaking mascot’s jaw’ on TV show (VIDEO)
World heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has apologized for apparently breaking a mascot’s jaw with a huge punch on a US TV show when a light-hearted stunt when wrong.

Appearing on Spanish-language show Nacion ESPN at the start of October to promote his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight king was asked to give the show’s mascot – a large mustachioed figure – a light jab.

The Bronze Bomber didn’t hold back, flooring the mascot with a brutal right hand that reportedly left the man inside the costume with a broken jaw.

Wilder, 32, has now taken to Instagram to apologize for the incident – while dismissing claims circulating on the internet that he had not known there was a person inside the costume.

“Anything headlining I didn’t know a ‘Human Being’ was in there is just straight ‘Click Baiting’,” the undefeated US fighter wrote.

“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,” the boxer promised.

Wilder faces off against former world champion Fury in a highly-anticipated match-up in Las Vegas.

Both men are putting their undefeated records on the line, with Wilder 40-0 and UK fighter Fury unbeaten in 27 fights.

READ MORE: Tyson Fury brands Deontay Wilder ‘a little b****’ as press conference turns ugly (VIDEO)

The run-up to the fight has been bad-tempered, with tensions flaring as the pair faced off at press events.  
   

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