Deontay Wilder could land on Hopkins-Murat card on October 26th
By Scott Gilfoid: In order to help spruce up the October 26th Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat card, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is looking to add unbeaten heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) to the card to beef it up. The fight card will be televised by Showtime and it’ll be taking place at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Unfortunately, there’s no real interesting fights on the card as of now because Hopkins-Murat is a terrible mismatch, as is the co-feature between WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin and junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado. At least by adding Wilder, there might be one interesting fight on the card as long as they find a quality opponent for the 6’7″ Deontay.
Schaefer said to RingTV “I do think that the Atlantic City, New Jersey and New York fight crowd can certainly fall in love with Deontay Wilder…I do believe putting Deontay Wilder there in a heavyweight fight will add to the attraction. Suddenly when you have a Hopkins, Peter Quillin and Deontay Wilder fighting on the same card, you get a bit of everything.”
Schaefer is going to have to really look hard for a good opponent because the last thing that this card needs is 3 mismatches. We already good two with Hopkins-Murat and Quillin-Rosado. We don’t need another.
Earlier this week Deontay said that there’s a big fight for him in the works, so hopefully this could happen for his October 26th fight. Chris Arreola is someone that Richard Schaefer wants to match against Deontay, but Arreola ruled out any chance of a fight between him and Deontay saying that he wants to fight Bermane Stiverne to put himself in line for a title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
For it to be a big fight, Deontay will have to be matched against a well known heavyweight contender. Deontay needs someone like Bryant Jennings or Magomed Abduslamov to fight if Arreola doesn’t want to step up to the plate and have his chin tested by Deontay’s big right hand power shots.