Deontay Wilder explains how he has been able to overcome Tyson Fury defeat
Deontay Wilder has credited a positive mental state and a "secret meditation room" for helping him overcome his loss to Tyson Fury.
Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title last February and failed in his attempt to win back his title when he was stopped by Fury in their trilogy in October.
'The Bronze Bomber' went unbeaten in 43 professional fights before his losses to Fury with 41 of his wins coming by knockout.
The 36-year-old has stayed quiet since the loss but in a recent interview with fiancee Telli Swift he revealed he relishes the challenge of coming back after a loss.
"It's always the hardest part to get up and continue to go, move forward when you have many naysayers whether they love you or hate you," he said.
"I think that's the great thing about a challenge in life to have so many that love and hate (you), but everyone is witnessing greatness.
"My mental (state) is great. At times it may get cloudy, but I'm human. At the same time, I know how to flood negativity out of my mind. I know how to wash it away.
"A lot of it is due to meditation. I've got a secret meditation room that I'm always in and it's just me, myself and I up in there.
"I use visualisation and meditation so I always see brighter days ahead of myself. I never see myself stagnant, in the same place. I'm always moving forward mentally, physically and emotionally."
After accusing Fury of tampering with his gloves in their second fight, Wilder has "no excuses" for his loss in their trilogy and vows to come back stronger.
Wilder was a latecomer into boxing and started the sport at the age of 20 after his daughter Naieya was born with spinal bifida.
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He won the WBC heavyweight title in 2015 going the distance for the first time in his career against Bermane Stiverne.
'The Bronze Bomber' defended his title ten times against the likes of Luis Ortiz and Dominic Breazeale before losing it to Fury.
And Wilder insists he is still in love with boxing despite having over-accomplished his original goals in the sport.
"I'm still in love with the sport of boxing. I've accomplished more than I can imagine," he continued.
"Especially me setting a goal to get into this sport and the reason why I got into it, I've over-accomplished what I set to do so.
"I'm always counting my blessings, I'm so grateful for it and think about it all the time. Especially with my daughter that was born with spina bifida, she's 16 now."