Deontay Wilder: I want a top 10 opponent

By Boxing News - 05/28/2012 - Comments

Image: Deontay Wilder: I want a top 10 opponentBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (22-0, 22 KO’s) says he’s ready to start facing the best in the heavyweight division and take his promising career to the next level. The 26-year-old ex-2008 Olympic U.S heavyweight recently destroyed Jesse Oltmanns with a single right hand to the head last Saturday night in Cancun, Mexico.

It was a beauty of a right hand that crashed into the side of Oltmann’s head. He looked like he wanted to continue but the referee chose to halt the fight rather than letting the huge punching 6’7″ Wilder land another big fight to finish the job. All total, Wilder landed three punches in the round – a big left hook to the head, a jab and then the right hand finisher.

Wilder said to the “I want to fight anybody in the top 10. We’re not scared of anyone. We want to fight anyone that wants to fight me.”

Wilder has recently sparred with Mike Perez, David Haye, Tony Thompson, Kevin Johnson and Tomasz Adamek.

Wilder said “When I got to camps, I dominate. Just going into camp and being able to do the things I was able to do, it just made me feel like a more complete fighter.”

Wow! It looks like Wilder has been dominating these guys. That’s impressive. It shows you the kind of awesome power that he has in his right hand.

Wilder is scheduled to face Owen Beck (29-10, 20 KO’s) next month on June 23rd at the Killer Buzz Arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in an eight round fight. That’ll be a good step up fight for Wilder, and after that he’ll be ready for the big time against the top 10 contenders in the heavyweight division.

Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas says that the Beck fight will be Wilder’s last eight round bout. After that, he’ll be moving up to 10 round fights.

I’d like to see Wilder face one of the top Brits in the UK like Tyson Fury, Dereck Chisora, David Haye or David Price. It would be nice to see how Wilder would do against the those guys. Judging from Wilder’s comments about his sparring sessions, it looks like he already dominated Haye. It good to see how Price and Fury hold up under Wilder’s big right hand bombs. I see both of them getting knocked out in one or two rounds. If Price thought Roberto Cammarelle punched hard just wait until he feels how hard Wilder can punch. This is the real deal, and destined to be a heavyweight champion.

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