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Deontay Wilder: My Management Was Against This Fight

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to heavyweight banger Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31KOs), he had resistance when he requested a stay busy fight on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Wilder will take on journeyman Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11KOs).

Wilder's management would have preferred he sit out, because the undefeated puncher is the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne, and their title fight is being discussed for a date in November or December.

"My management didn't want me to take this fight, I was the one who wanted to take it. This fight is giving me the opportunity to fight for a world title for my next fight. I know that I must stay active and I know that my opponent is a tough guy who will come and try to win. You can't go off of his record, you just never know how he will come out on this night. I don't want him to feel comfortable. I want to get in and get out," Wilder said.

Because of the danger involved with facing Gavern - like breaking a hand or suffering a cut or even an upset loss, Wilder is taking the fight very, very seriously.

"In facing my opponent, all I would like to say is that we are in the heavyweight division so one punch could end the fight. I am not looking past him, I am only looking through him. My prize is to fight for the world title and in order to be able to do that I must get through my opponent on Saturday," Wilder said.

"I know that I have a big bull's eye on my back and that if I beat my opponent then I will be in the running for the world title come November."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryxxx.. on 08-14-2014

lol.........

Comment by jas on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14853945]I actually kind of like Wilder. He's a good guy. And he knocks people OUT. Want to see him vs Klitschko, so I'll root for him from now on.[/QUOTE] wlad would knock him out, you and me both know that…

Comment by Light_Speed on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14854034]What's there to defend, though? Wilder's typically an active fighter, and he's staying active ahead of a title shot. It's not like he's fighting a step down from what we're used to. No need to say anything.[/QUOTE] He's a talker…

Comment by theface07 on 08-14-2014

There's no harm in taking a warm-up fight in preparation for a title fight but I agree with the bulk of the masses that fighting low quality opponents time and time again won't prepare Wilder for the possibly upset when…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-14-2014

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;14853981]Translation = I'm fighting a low level handpicked opponent and everyone knows it so I have to try to defend this fight somehow.[/QUOTE] What's there to defend, though? Wilder's typically an active fighter, and he's staying active ahead of a…

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