Deontay Wilder: Wladimir will beat Wach by KO
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) is picking IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 50 KO’s) to defeat Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KO’s) by a knockout next month in their big title fight at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Speaking with Ringpolkska, Wilder said “I don’t think he’s [Wladimir] underestimating him [Wach], but I think [he’ll win] by knockout.”
The reason why the talented Wilder can expertly pick a winner for this fight is because he’s currently one of Wladimir’s top sparring partners in his training camp to help get Wladimir ready for Wach, and he knows just how good Wladimir is after having sparred with him a number of times already. Wilder has been holding his own and hasn’t been dominated at all. From what I’ve heard of the sparring sessions they’ve been pretty much even with neither Wilder nor Wladimir having a noticeable edge.
Wilder said “I’ve learned so much just by being here. I’ve become one of the top sparring partners…[I’m to take a] big step up. I’m ready for the world.”
Wilder is fighting on December 15th on the undercard of the Amir Khan – Carlos Molina undercard in Los Angeles, California, and he’s expected to fight a quality opponent. From now on it’s going to be pure quality opposition for the 26-year-old Wilder until he eventually gets his long awaited title shot next year sometime against Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.
What will be interesting is that Wilder will likely beat Britain’s David Price to a world title shot despite Price being three years older than him. That just shows you how badly Wilder wants it, because he’s not going to let his career be slowed down by going after and trying to hold onto minor titles like the British heavyweight strap the way that Price is. Wilder is only focused on fighting world class opposition once he steps it up in his next fight.