Deontay Wilder: I’m looking for any heavyweight in the world
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) says he had to give his opponent Damon McCreary (14-1, 10 KO’s) a little welcome message in Wilder’s three knockdown 2nd round knockout victory over McCreary last Saturday night at the The Hangar, in Costa Mesa, California. Wilder “The Bronze Bomber” looked more like gold than Bronze in destroying McCreary with a series of scorching right hands.
It was devastating to watch the Bronze Bomber work, because his right hand is clearly the best in boxing right now. There’s no one out there with the kind of power that Wilder has in that right hand of his.
In the 1st round, the 6’7″ Wilder took things slow initially, jabbing McCreary to the head as he stalked him around the ring. However, Wilder finally closed the distance and unleashed a powerful right hand that sent McCreary down on the canvas face first. He got back up to his feet scurried away.
Later in the round, Wilder partially shoved McCreary to the canvas. In the process of falling down, McCreary appeared to injured his left knee, which was already wrapped with a bandage for support. It took him awhile but McCreary was able to get back up and after a brief discussion with the ringside doctor the fight was allowed to continue. Wilder finished the round with a flurry of hard shots to the head. He didn’t land cleanly though because if he had McCreary would have been down.
In the 2nd round, McCreary charged Wilder throwing wild haymaker shots with both hands. One of them clipped Wilder on the jaw. This in turn seemed to enrage Wilder, who then connected with a tremendous right hand that drove McCreary into the canvas like a hammer driving a nail into a board. After McCreary got back up, once he ran at Wilder throwing a looping right hand that barely missed. McCreary was then off balance from the shot and Wilder took advantage of this by landing a beautiful right hand to the back of McCreary’s head while he was bent over. This sent McCreary down. While McCreary was almost about to hit the deck, Wilder added a nice finishing right hand to the face. This time, McCreary didn’t even try to get up; he just laid there looking hurt. The fight was then halted by referee Raul Caiz Sr.
Wilder said after the fight “I had to welcome him to the heavyweight division. I’m one of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division. I just had to give him a little welcome present. We knew he was going to come out fast and try to get into my mind. I’m not the same fighter I was when I first came up. I’m a much calmer fighter. I’m a fighter. I love to crush bones and spill blood. I love to make your eyes swell and your lips quiver. He tried to come in and intimidate me, but you can’t intimidate the Bronze Bomber, baby. He made me bad and that’s why I threw back a flurry of punches and came back. But that’s part of the sport. People come here to see entertainment and excitement, and that’s what Deontay Wilder brings. I bring excitement. That’s why I’m telling the Klitschkos don not retire. Don’t retire, baby, because we got a new heavyweight in town and his name is Deontay Wilder. Don’t retire, baby. Give me a chance. It’s [when he plan stepping up] right around the corner. I’m looking forward to what’s next. I’m looking for any heavyweight in the world. I’m that confident. I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. I’m just confident in my skills and my ability. If you step inside the ring with Deontay Wilder you better bring it, because Deontay is going to bring it to you.”
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