WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder reveals the true meaning behind his “to this day” sound bite that went viral in this exclusive clip from ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE. The latest installment of the Sports Emmy® Award-winning series premieres tonight, May 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
In the clip, Wilder tours the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., a city with deep civil rights history, and explains what led him to react the way he did in the widely-spread video where he emotionally stated that the fight for equality continues to this day.
“That was the most powerful thing I’ve ever said in my life because I’m seeing the reaction and the reflection it’s having on people’s lives,” says Wilder of the soundbite that went viral prior to his December matchup with Tyson Fury. “I’m not perfect, but I will use my platform for the greater good.”
Wilder will attempt to make the ninth successful defense of his WBC Heavyweight World Championship on Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a matchup of two American heavyweights with a combined 90 percent knockout ratio.
ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE immediately precedes a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader headlined by undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Ruben Villa taking on Luis Alberto Lopez.
In addition to tonight’s premiere episode, the network will offer digital daily installments of ALL ACCESS DAILY: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE during fight week. The digital shorts will deliver the franchise’s signature access and storytelling in the final days before the heavyweight showdown beginning Wednesday, May 15 on the network’s social media channels.