Advertisement
Advertisement

Deontay Wilder Wants The Klitschkos Before They Retire

By Luis Sandoval

Heavyweight Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29KOs) has shown tremendous power as he has knocked out all 29 of his opponents with 16 of those knockouts coming in the very first round. Sergei Liakhovich was Wilder’s latest victim as he was knocked out in a matter of minutes two weeks ago and posed little to no threat to the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist.

Wilder has now reached a point in his career where the level of competition will continue to rise and he will be testing his power and skill against the bigger names of the division. While Wilder is still a few fights away from a title shot, his aspirations are to be able to dethrone the Klitschko brothers before they exit the sport.

“This is the moment that I’m preparing myself for. I feel like I don’t want to fight for a vacant heavyweight title belt. The Klitschko’s have it, they’re the champions. They’ve been keeping them damn near a decade and that’s who I want to take it from. I feel like it wouldn’t be an honor if I took it from somebody else” Wilder would tell BoxingScene Radio.

The Klitschkos currently have the heavyweight division in a choke hold as they hold all 4 major title belts. Both Vitali and Wladimir have always made it clear they will not fight each other so all roads to be a heavyweight champion currently lead to them.

While some fighters might want to wait until the two dominant giants retire and free up the titles, Deontay doesn’t them want them to go anywhere. If he’s going to win a championship, he wants to take it out of the champion’s hands; anyone who wants to do it differently is dealing with a fear factor.

“My thing is I want to beat them for it. I can retire after beating them. I became the heavyweight champ of the world and I got it from the champ that had it. Anybody that just wants to be the champ and fight for a vacant [title], they’re scared. I’ll say they’re scared. I feel so much differently. I have a different opinion about that. I definitely don’t want them to retire” said Wilder.

Wilder certainly has the height, size and strength to match up evenly with either Klitschko brother. A fight with them probably won’t happen soon as Wilder is still garnering experience and would benefit from taking on a few challenges before gunning for the crown. The Klitschkos are aging but Wilder hopes they stick around long enough to get a crack at them.

You can listen to Deontay  Wilder’s interview in its entirety by listening to the BoxingScene Radio podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/5131423

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 08-21-2013

No, you need more experience and need to have at least one or two hard fights before fighting Wlad. Maybe if Fury beats Haye, Fury will want one more fight before he fights Wlad. Then Fury or Haye can be…

Comment by Black Barty on 08-21-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13666808][FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"] Is that the way the Wach's, Pianeta's, Chisora's and Charr's got their shots? :dance:[/COLOR][/FONT][/QUOTE] Those were all voluntaries. When has Wlad ever weaseled out of a mandatory or vacated a belt so that he doesn't have to fight someone?…

Comment by beez721 on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13666980]Wilder sleeps Wlad in 3 rounds[/QUOTE] dunno about that. heard wlad sparked his azz pretty good in sparring. wilder needs more experience

Comment by mathed on 08-20-2013

Wilder sleeps Wlad in 3 rounds

Comment by JAB5239 on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Black Barty;13666005]If he wants to fight the Klits that badly, [B]why doesn't he put himself in a mandatory position for one of their belts? [/B]Everyone knows they love their trinkets and anways honor their mandatories. [B]The fastest way would have…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Uchiyama-Fortuna Negotiations Going Well For Showdown Fernando Montiel Says The Goal is To Knock Abner Mares Out Andres Gutierrez, Marco Antonio Periban Pick Up Big Wins Anthony Joshua Opens Up as 7-1 Favorite To Beat Martin David Haye: Anthony Joshua Will Knock Charles Martin Out Early! Charles Martin: I'm Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Charles Martin-Anthony Joshua Announced, April 9 In London Nonito Donaire Wants To Make a Statement With Bedak Lebedev Wonders if Hryunov Attack Was Roy Jones Related Fedor Chudinov: Ready for Anyone at Super Middleweight? Porter: I've Heard Things That About Mayweather Returning Roach Doubts Miguel Cotto Can Make 147 For Marquez Clash Salud Will Talk To Pacquiao About World Title Double in Manila Jean Pascal Cautioned To Take Signficant Time Off By Promoter Qiu Xiao Jun's Big Win Draws 200 Million TV Viewers in China Liam Williams-Nav Mansouri Set For April 2 on BoxNation Sanchez: Canelo Couldn't Hurt Cotto, What Happens With GGG? Barrera Advised By Manager To Go All Out With Andre Ward Chavez, Barrera, Morales View Canelo-GGG as The Next 'Big One' Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement