Deontay Wilder Plans To Compete Against Fury, Joshua And Usyk Before The End Of His Boxing Career

Deontay Wilder Plans To Compete Against Fury, Joshua And Usyk Before The End Of His Boxing Career

Before ending his boxing career, Deontay Wilder has stated he wants to face Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua.

After the boxing, the former WBC champion will start producing and making music.

“Once my boxing career is over, I’m going to devote my time to producing and making music. That’s where my heart is,” Wilder says.

The American, who hasn’t competed since he has suffered consecutive losses to Tyson Fury, has taken aim at Fury, Joshua, and Usyk after asserting that he is still a “big fish” in the division.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Wilder predicted that he would face Fury a fourth time, pressed Oleksandr Usyk to give him a shot at the belt, and criticized Joshua’s stamina.

“I think that there’s definitely a chance of a fourth fight [with Fury],” he said.

“Boxing is a business. Many people call it a sport but it’s not a sport.

“The heavyweight division is very small. I’m still a big fish in the business, especially here in America. As long as we’re all in the same division and all still currently fighting, why not? It only can lead to that. With all that being said, it’s definitely a possibility.”

In 2020, Fury defeated Wilder for the WBC championship, and more than a year later, Wilder lost the rematch.

The 36-year-old is currently making his way back up the, and in October, he will compete again against Robert Helenius.

Joshua is another heavyweight who will need to adjust following consecutive losses to Usyk, but Wilder believes the British fighter will rebound despite pointing out some flaws in his approach.

“I just think Joshua was very cautious in what he did as far as exchanging punches [with Usyk],” Wilder said. “I always forever said it, as I see it he has a big stamina problem.

“I think if he can correct that, you will see a different Joshua. You won’t see one that’s so hesitant to throw punches and do things especially when he was close to getting him [Usyk] out of there.

“I think he was just a little fearful of running out of gas too quick and too fast and he held back a little bit.”

Regarding Usyk, Wilder urged the Ukrainian “to be a man of his word” and take on the American, a concept the latter had already floated.

The heavyweight champion, who claims he wants to fight Fury and Canelo Alvarez before retiring in his native country, has now made it obvious that he has no interest in taking on Wilder.

“I hold Usyk to be a man of his word,”Wilder said.

“If Usyk’s saying he wants to give me an opportunity for the titles then that’s what I’m holding his word to.

“I always tell people that I don’t look past fighters but I do look through them, there’s nothing wrong with that, being confident in yourself and looking ahead.”

 

 

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