Wilder fired up by his critics stating the truth
By Dominic Sauboorah: Heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) has fired back at his critics on twitter stating how his haters haven’t nearly achieved half of what he has. I’m sorry is he serious? Wilder won the WBC Americas continental heavyweight title. Whoa step back a second. Wilder can hit back at his critics but it’s not good enough just to talk, he has to shut his critics up in the ring.
He’s angered by people stating how he’s fought “bums” and “nobodies.” But these criticisms are constructive, because if he’s so content in fighting these 4th tier fighters then why is he calling out Tyson Fury, a guy who’s ranked in the top 10 by ring magazine and who has beaten much better opposition than him. I admit Fury’s record isn’t amazing but he’s beaten veterans of the sport who’ve been in with the best. Kevin Johnson for example, he out boxed him left right and centre and Johnson had previously been in with Vitali Klitschko. Then you get Wilder who’s only notable win, if that, is against Tor Hamer who is a pretty much nothing fighter.
He’s frustrated at his critics and what does he do as a response, he goes and announces a fighter with Matt Greer, a guy that’s lost 8 of his 23 fights and nearing his mid 30’s. I’m sorry but that is just a joke response. He’d put his critics at rest if he decided to fight someone like Chisora, Adamek, Helenius or Chambers. The other thing I find funny is that David Price has been accused of fighting old men and should be hurrying his career up because he’s 30 odd. Strange, considering that Wilder is only 3 years younger and has been fighting, without a doubt, worse fighters than Price. David Price’s next fight is against former world title challenger Tony Thompson, in a real step up in class for the Liverpudlian.
Deontay Wilder needs to understand why he’s been criticized and the reasons are pretty blatant. If he was so confident in his ability he should be able to step up, yet refuses to. There’s a fine between being patient with your career and simply wasting your career away. If Wilder was around 22-23 I’d allow him, but he’s near 30 and needs to step in quality like Price and Fury have done. I’m not biased against Americans as I believe Seth Mitchell has progressed well despite his devastating defeat to Johnathon Banks, but Wilder has fought absolutely no one and you have to wonder if Golden Boy have a lack of faith in the heavyweight hence why they’re moving him along so slowly.