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Deontay Wilder: Needs a step up in class to earn respect

Deontay WilderBy Ross Rushforth: There has been a lot of hype and talk of the unbeaten Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (25-0-0 25KO), and most of this has come from his Bronze medal he won at the Beijing Olympics, and the fact he has been tearing through the divisions C level fighters, with a string of KO’s.


As we saw on Saturday night Wilder took on the once “promising” super middleweight Damon McCreary, and as expected Deontay used his size and power to dismantle the seemingly out of shape and skill less McCreary. This was however McCreary’s 3rd fight in five years, and his first fight at heavyweight, so it was no surprise to us that this guy was blown out of the water by a young, talented and active fighter like Wilder.

It is clear to see that Golden Boy Promotions are building this guy’s record, and making a lot of money in the process, but they need to know that people are starting to ask questions about the quality of opposition he is fighting. It doesn’t seem fair to me that people are spending hard earned money on seeing a fight they already know the result of, and it seems to take the excitement out of the fight. Okay the guy brings the KO, which is good for an average fan, but as a proper boxing fan I want to see a fight where there is a slight chance of the other guy winning.

You could put it to that fact that he is building experience, but with a solid amateur background like his, he should be fighting top ten ranked heavyweights by now.


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