Deontay Wilder: Soon the heavyweight belts will be mine
(Photo credit: Deontay Wilder twitter) By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) will be back in the ring on December 15th in a Showtime televised fight in the United States. This is a big step up for the 26-year-old Wilder, as he’s going from Fox Sports to Showtime without a stop off at ESPN like a lot of fighters typically do, but that shows you the kind of talent and respect that the 6’7″ knockout artist Wilder is.
He’s getting bumped up in a hurry because he’s been wowing the fans recently with his quick knockouts over respectable opposition.
Wilder said on his twitter “I got the size, speed, plus pack with hell of a lot of power. Soon the belts will be ours.”
Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas added “Looking forward to December 15th with Bronze Bomber [Deontay Wilder]. Big things happening. Will know more in a few days.”
This is good news from Deas. It really sounds like Wilder, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist from the United States, could be fighting a named opponent. Showtime has high standards, so I’m not surprised in the least that Wilder will be taking on a really good opponent for his next fight instead of a lesser guy.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that Bryant Jennings was a possibility among other fighters. The Jennings fight might be a little more difficult for Wilder because the money isn’t all that high for a fight like this. Wilder is better off fighting a better known guy that can give him some rounds so that he can try and take him out.
Wilder has knocked out Damon McCreary, Kertson Manswell, and Owen Beck in this last three fights, knocking them all out within three rounds or less. Wilder needs a definite step up from those guys and someone like Jennings would be perfect of the fight could be made.
Wilder is heading for a world title shot next year by the summer. He plans on getting a title shot against one of the Klitschkos and then taking the strap.