Deontay Wilder Hits Back at Critics of His Opponent Wawrzyk

By Edward Chaykovsky

World Boxing Council [WBC] heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) is officially set to defend his title in his home state for the fourth time, as he faces once-beaten challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk (33-1, 19 KOs).

The fight will headline a big night of boxing as part of the next edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes - on Saturday, February 25, from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Wilder returns for the first time since suffering hand and bicep injuries during his eight round stoppage win over Chris Arreola in July, which was also televised by FOX.


But not everybody is happy with Wilder's selection of Wawrzyk. Most fans have no idea who Wawrzyk is. And the hardcore fans who do know him, only remember him as a boxer who Alexander Povetkin knocked out with ease in three rounds back in 2013.

Since that loss, the Polish heavyweight has picked up six wins in a row by knockout - but those wins are made up of unknown fighters and boxers who were way, way past their best - like Danny Williams, Frans Botha and Albert Sosnowski.

Despite being an overmatched opponent on paper, Wilder strongly feels the critics are being ignorant by completely writing Wawrzyk off.

“I don’t believe ‘You’re going to suck because I don’t know you’, that’s just the ignorance of your average boxing fan,” Wilder told Boxing News.

“Some of these fans feel like they got to have heard of the fighters or they got to be a known name – but sometimes you don’t know anything about the best fighters. If you look back from now until way back in time, most of the foreign guys you knew about until they made a big splash. Nobody knew who Manny Pacquiao was until he made a name for himself. I wish fans would stop criticising fighters because it takes a lot to get in the ring.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WTF Huck! on 01-01-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17319035]In the HW division the fights generally are very short and if Wawrzyk gets laid out early thats not necessarily because he as you put it is 'fragile' you are making all these assumptions about Wawrzyk ( on purpose )…

Comment by WTF Huck! on 12-31-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17319035]In the HW division the fights generally are very short and if Wawrzyk gets laid out early thats not necessarily because he as you put it is 'fragile' you are making all these assumptions about Wawrzyk ( on purpose )…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 12-31-2016

[QUOTE=Kigali;17319421]So now I'm a Wi66er. You got tapeworms in the brain from all that racist white ass you suck.:lol1: Maybe that's why ya'll can't take a punch...too much fecal matter in the bloodstream.:boxing:[/QUOTE] We know you're just a corny ass…

Comment by Kigali on 12-31-2016

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;17319425]come on Pigali most ricans are half black. they are your bruddas[/QUOTE] Tell HIM that...:lol1: It burns HIS ears....not

Comment by nacho daddy on 12-31-2016

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