Deontay Wilder Pumped To Face Eric Molina at Home

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) is pumped for his upcoming defense against WBC #14 rated Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KOs) at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on June 13. Showtime will be televising the contest. It will be Wilder's first defense since winning the world title from Bermane Stiverne in January. Wilder has not fought back home since 2012.

“Now I'm able to bring it back to the state of Alabama as a champion,” Wilder said to the Tuscaloosa News. “I can give Alabama its very first title fight in history. And I'm all about making history.”

Wilder's manager Jay Deas told the paper that tickets will go on Thursday. He expects a big crowd of support for the hometown champion. After capturing the world crown, Wilder was honored several times over back home. He hopes to face unified king Wladimir Klitschko within the year.

“This is something we've wanted to do for a long time. This is making history,” Deas said. “It's Deontay Wilder, hometown guy, he stayed here, he trained here, he didn't leave. So it's a tremendous thing and it's a great time for Alabama, Tuscaloosa to show the world and Showtime TV what we can do and how we can pack it out.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by low blows on 05-13-2015

[QUOTE=Rocky Rode;15681181]Wtf happened to Showtime's boxing budget? It's like it just disappeared. They have 1 fight schedule at the moment. What is that? 3 cards in 6 months?[/QUOTE]They aired the replay of Mayweather vs Pacman and only had a canned…

Comment by vitali1999 on 05-12-2015

Looks like wilder is going to be another Bowe, he did the same thing after he beat Holfield, fought washed up bums.

Comment by Scott9945 on 05-12-2015

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;15680281]5) Wilder is likely to win the fight, in thrilling and impressive fashion[/QUOTE] [B][I][FONT=Arial]:rofl::rofl::rofl:[/FONT][/I][/B]

Comment by Rocky Rode on 05-12-2015

Wtf happened to Showtime's boxing budget? It's like it just disappeared. They have 1 fight schedule at the moment. What is that? 3 cards in 6 months?

Comment by Teetotaler on 05-12-2015

Haha so Molina only has one month to train? I saw that bs on the mat when omar was fighting burns "don't miss deontay wilder in June " haha and I'm like against some last minute bum

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