Wilder ranked number #9 WBA: Who will he face next?
By Tony Crooks: When you get a ranking in the top ten, there are no more excuses. You simply have to fight someone above you in the rankings to move up. So who is Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) going to fight next? So which one of the 8, 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 fighters is he going to fight?
You can’t go backwards if you want to move forwards. Wilder is not ranked highly with any the other boxing bodies, where does he go from here? I can’t see how he can get out of this situation, if he fights another 3rd or 4th tier fighter he will be the subject of hilarious laughter.
If he steps up, then, the true test of his mantle will be either confirmed or denied. There is nowhere to hide anymore! As far as I am concerned, Wilder has proved only one thing, he can knock out fighters that do not have the boxing skills to defend themselves or are not in good enough shape to take his punches.
This is just my own personal opinion, but I have a sinking feeling that Wilder’s chin may be weak. Forget all the hype about phenomenal punching power, until I see this man take a good shot and stand up to a top ten ranked fighter, then the jury is out in my book. So far he has not proved a thing.
Here is a comparison for you, Frank Bruno, despite that he ended up a heavyweight champion in the end was knocking everyone out in his early days, when Jumbo Cummings hit him, Bruno looked like a plank of wood about to float off down the river, out on his feet and saved by the bell. Bruno could punch; he rocked Tyson but didn’t have the skills to finish the job.
I like Wilder, I am not a hater, I truly hope that he proves us all wrong and becomes champion.
The division needs him and there is nothing more than I would like to see him prove every one wrong.