Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Deontay Wilder Says 'Risk' of Stay Busy Fight is Worth It

By Edward Chaykovsky

Heavyweight destroyer Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31KOs) says the risk of taking a stay busy fight is well worth the risk. Wilder will return on August 16th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

He is the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Bermane Stiverne. An injury to Stiverne has pushed back their matchup until the end of the year. Because he's had only five rounds of activity in the last twelve months, Wilder demanded more ring time while waiting for the Stiverne fight to get finalized.

Wilder knows that anything can happen in the ring, including a tuneup - like a broken hand or a cut from a clash of heads or even an upset defeat.

“I wanted to take the risk, I feel like it was good to stay active,” said Wilder to the Tuscaloosa News. “We don't take any fighter for granted. No matter what their record is or their capability, when we're in the ring we take them as if they are the champions. Same with this fight, we're taking it very seriously. Even though it's not the title fight, we're fighting it as if he is the champion."

“There have been several times in boxing history that guys overlooked their fighter or felt like his ability wasn't up to par and took them lightly and they end up on the short end of the stick. That would be the biggest embarrassment for me. I would probably be the most talked about heavyweight fighter on a negative end of being a guy that had an opportunity for a title and lost it due to overlooking an opponent.”

Tags: Deontay Wilder image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 08-08-2014

I like Jay Gavern, he's a tough journeyman and a showman, as he's been known to clown around during fights. He recently fought Oleg Maskaev and was one or two punches away from scoring the KO. Against Wilder, I don't…

Comment by joe strong on 08-08-2014

gavern is a decent journeymen but he is getting long in the tooth & doubt he will last long. Jason isn't always it the gym anymore...

Comment by {Darko} on 08-08-2014

wilder turned down darnell wilson because he was too dangerous and didn't want to end up like david rodriguez losing the pretty 0 on his record.

Comment by Fetta on 08-08-2014

Sure why not. Hes not headlining and he is a KO artist.

Comment by Elroy1 on 08-08-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14833389]Herrera was supposed to be a stay busy fight for danny garcia.... if you think stiverne is good cuz he beat crapeola, then think again. Stiverne does not move his head at all. areola was tagging him the entire fight.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines NSAC Head: No Reason Not To Give Boxing License To Nate Diaz Groves-Eubank Undercard: Ryan Walsh vs. Isaac Lowe is Set Manny Pacquiao Could Return in Mexico City, Says Beltran Jeff Horn "Very Relieved" To Make Weight For Gary Corcoran Mikael Zewski Stops Martin Escobar at the Montreal Casino Lomachenko Would Be Wise To Consider Pacquiao Possibilities Arum: Who Gives a Sh*t About White, He's a Piece of Crap! Fenech: Nothing Illegal in Jeff Horn Tactics, He is Not Dirty Fighter! Truax: DeGale Looked Past Me, You Can't Do That in Boxing Joshua Promoter: Wilder on Cloud Nine With His 50-50 Demand CompuBox Statistical Update: Lomachenko Now #1 Defender Ravshan Hudaynazarov Return Scratched, Justin Thomas Wins Lomachenko Manager: No Surprise Rigondeaux Quit, It's a Shame Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Deal is "Getting Very Close" Photos: Francesco Patera, Edis Tatli Ready For Rematch Battle Former Manager: Rigondeaux Will Be Remembered For Quit Job Cletus Seldin Vows To Put Real Hurt on Ulysse in HBO Clash Lomachenko vs. Linares a Possibility, Says Golden Boy President Saunders: When I Beat Lemieux, Would Love to Fight Canelo Next Photos: Katie Taylor, Jessica McCaskill - Face To Face at Presser Hearn: Joshua vs. Parker Deal is Close, We're Ready To Overpay BJ Flores Expects Boost, Big Fights From Salita Promotions Deal Tyson Fury No-Shows UKAD Hearing, Creating Further Delay Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 in Sheffield Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks Frank Warren: DeGale Used Wrong Tactics, He is Not Washed Up Arum Not Least Bit Surprised Lomachenko Made Rigondeaux Quit Andre Ward: Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia is 50-50 Super Fight! Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card Corcoran: I'll Bring Horn Right Back To 9th of Pacquiao Fight Coldwell on a "Crazy" 2017: Bellew vs. Haye, McDonnell, More Darren Till, UFC Fighter, Inks Pact With MTK Global Parker: I Think We're Close To Locking in Anthony Joshua Fight Jeff Horn Angry: Online Keyboard Warriors Say I Fight Dirty! Wilder: I'll Make Cuban Sandwich Out of 'Bubbles The Chimp' Ortiz! When is a Loss Not a Loss? Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Face To Face at Final Presser Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder is a Coward, I Saw Fear in His Eyes! Arum Denies Pacquiao-McGregor Talk: It's Total Nonsense Salido: All of The Wars Caught Up With Me, I'm an Old Fighter Now
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement