Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder recently appeared on the 'We Might Need Counselling Podcast' and discussed the sport of boxing.
Wilder has been out of the ring since suffering the first defeat of his career, a seven round TKO at the hands of Tyson Fury back in February of 2020 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is currently involved in a legal battle to enforce a rematch clause with Fury. A decision on the matter could come down in the month of May.
He feels confident the rematch clause is still valid, while Fury and his handlers believe the clause has expired.
Despite the long layoff, the 35-year-old Wilder has no intention of walking away from the sport.
“We in it for a reason. I love it. I’m in love with it. But trust is hard to come by because it’s money. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s a sport that I love, and I’m going to continue to do it and show my greatness in it," Wilder said.
“I got a lot of things that I want to do in this sport. But politics play a big part in certain things happening. Management, promotion companies. Certain guys don’t want their fighters to fight certain guys because they plan for their guys. It’s a lot that goes on.
"Boxing is a dirty business, man. Some people would say it’s a business, but it’s a good business when you are making money. I guess everyone is happy when they are making money. It’s a money-driven business. I’m not going to bash my sport, although I speak facts of it. It’s a monster of a sport.”
Some of the potential opponents for Wilder could include former world champions Andy Ruiz and Charles Martin.