Wilder ducked Mr. Bean.Posted October 1, 2013 10:47 am
Liakhovich needs to retire.. That frightening finish was a warning shot.. You can still be great at another trade if you’re not completely messed up from Boxing. When your punch resistence is gone you need to get out the fight game fast … and start making other plans immediately.
You cannot buy health and wellness. They’re priceless.
As for opponents for Wilder??? He’s going to have a hard time of it. I would go with more former title challengers — because they already have a stash of money and they’d like to add to it before they retire. Pianeta, Wach, Thompson, Charr, Chisora, Adamek, Solis.
Just keep the offers going out until somebody accepts. Then start working on the next fight. Line the fights up 2, 3 and 4 deep … like Cus D’Amato used to do… He was a Boxing man who didn’t screw around.Posted September 30, 2013 4:36 pm
Sergei Liakhovich has taken a fair amount of punishment in his last few bouts. He didn’t look quite right even while he was introduced in the ring before the Wilder ‘fight’ and he’ll be even worse now!!Posted September 30, 2013 3:31 pm
Jake and the fatman, Anonymouse, look I agree that both Fraudley & Liahkovich were never close to their best when they met Wilder……that said I don’t think either was quite as “washed up” or “shot” as some here try to make out. Yes Fraudley got blasted out by Haye and Price very easily………but Fraudley had just won the prize fighter competition and none in that competition managed to deck Fraudley, so that suggests that Fraudley wasn’t “shot to pieces”.
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@ KL. I should have stated past and present tense in my last post (apologies for not doing so), I agree Sergei is the best fighter on his resume but as Wilder fought them both in 2013 I think that if they were to fight now Audley would easily beat Liakovich as he is way past his prime by 7 years (in my opinion) and his inactivity has also played a big part in that. Everyone is blowing on about his amazing right hand but it looks to me that his promoters/team are waiting till the Ukrainians retire. I’m not a Deontay hater but I am getting tired of him being put in with with low level fighters.He has proven that he packs a punch but till he gets put in with a guy that is not completely washed up and scared of him I will continue to be sceptical about him.Posted September 29, 2013 8:39 pm
Firth a tested war horse, and a great guy, but gets stopped within 3 vs Wilder!Posted September 29, 2013 4:12 pm
Pratt: say pratt like rat you numb skulls
……………………Word is out, Wilder has a glass jaw……………………Posted September 29, 2013 1:54 pm
Jack you say:”when Audley Harrison is the best fighter on your resume it speaks volumes”
Jake and the fatman
This fight is comical at best, when is Wilder going to step it up? He has fought 29 terrible boxers and now he is fighting Firtha who has been beaten 10 times. I think he is waiting till the Klitschkos retire and then he will pounce, which to me is really sad, I hope I am wrong but when Audley Harrison is the best fighter on your resume it speaks volumes for the guys career.Posted September 29, 2013 8:19 am
There can be no more excuses for the bums this guy is fighting, almost 30 fights and not a live one in sight, this guy is a joke and the promoters are robbing fans blindPosted September 29, 2013 6:35 am
Wilder fights another unranked bum! Vlad knocked him down with a jab!!!!!!!Posted September 29, 2013 2:40 am
BumPosted September 28, 2013 5:36 pm
BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY
wilders a bum!! as is BRUCE THE W@NKER!!Posted September 28, 2013 5:24 pm
KL, we certainly don’t know that either, as nobody has hit Deontay too much as a pro. Saw a film of him get knocked down by Sconiers but the “film” looked like it was taken from a cheap cell phone. It was hard to tell what happened. Good points on Haye and Wlad. Neither has a stellar chin but their good defense has kept both of them out of a lot of trouble.Posted September 28, 2013 5:16 pm
I would also add that although Mitchell had a fragile chin, it was his lack of defensive skills that cost him, not his chin.Posted September 28, 2013 4:39 pm
Tony1244 Wilder says he doesn’t intend to get hit to find out whether he has a good chin or not. I keep saying that the obsession with whether Wilder has a chin or not is misplaced, people should be more concerned with how good his defensive skills are. Both Haye and Wlad don’t have great chins, and if they just stood in front of opponents with arms at their side then both Haye & Wlad would hit the deck perhaps faster than many other heavies out there. Both fighters have learnt how to protect their chins and lesson the power of any blows that do get through by their head movement. I am much more concern with Wilder’s defensive skills rather than whether he has a rock solid chin or not.Posted September 28, 2013 4:37 pm
Like I said…, Getting Deontay the right fights will not be easy. The greatest matchmakers have problems with devastating hitters. Mike Tyson was a fearsome hitter with some flaws… But Cus D’Amato was probably the greatest matchmaker of all time.
Cus believed in matching his guys with fighters that they were not only likely to beat, but that they were almost certain to beat.. Title fights are another matter.. You can’t control the opponents in title fights.
With Patterson, Tyson, and Mathis, if one of their opponents dropped out because of an illness or injury — Cus had 2 backup opponents ready to go. He believed the more you fought the sharper you got.Posted September 28, 2013 4:16 pm
Alot of times his post fight dancing around the ring and energy exertion is longer /more than the actual fight was. But again, it means nothing when nobody has ever heard of 27 fighters he’s beat and the other two are known to the world to be totally shot fighters that are far past their shelf life.Posted September 28, 2013 2:58 pm
I don’t think speed and power are issues or Wilder. I think how he is being brought along is a huge issue though. I also think that his transition of gaining polished skills are in question against ongoing, sub-par opposition. despite the fact that he truly has fought bums and shot fighters, he still looks raw and unpolished in the ring against such opposition. I think the big issue is that he’s got a great record, and stopped everyone but, the only BIG question that remains STILL, after 29 fights… what has he really done?Posted September 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Tark, are you still high on Spilkza? Wilder may or may not have a good chin. I hope he does. I never put too much trust in what boxers say about each other. it’s like any other business. The “opinions” are more of a reflection of popularity than genuine. Norton had least had the guts to get in the ring with Earnie Shavers. It didn’t work out to well for him but at least he tried. A competitive non-title fight like that would be unlikely today.Posted September 28, 2013 2:37 pm
Matching Wilder with Arreola would be smart and a good fight.Posted September 28, 2013 2:37 pm
I think so too MagoPosted September 28, 2013 2:13 pm
Tark, we agree that Mitchell has a fragile chin. Regarding a Wilder-Norton fantasy fight, your synopsis may or may not be true because we don’t know if Wilder has a flakey chin too.Posted September 28, 2013 2:01 pm
if hit with one good shot “the windmill” will quitPosted September 28, 2013 1:58 pm
the alabama jackass is feasting on tyson fury’s leftoversPosted September 28, 2013 1:56 pm
Lol@ Tark: “sucks doorknobs”Posted September 28, 2013 1:39 pm
The WBC had Seth ranked ahead of Chris on fight night.Posted September 28, 2013 1:17 pm
Well okay so Golden Boy is going to get Deontay his money as they juice him up on these easy fighters and getting him his guaranteed KOs.
I wish him the best but this era of heavyweights is just sad. Imagine Deontay fighting someone like Ken Norton. I mean I like the heavyweights but we just don’t have the great fighters like in the past.
Say what you will about Mike Tyson but in his prime he was a beast that put constant pressure on a man and went for a KO. He had such determination when he was up and coming. I wonder if we will see his like again. Not in my lifetimePosted September 28, 2013 1:12 pm
He went the distance with Banks and Povetkin. Wilder needs a few rounds with a mediocre guy like this before he has to do it with a top ten fighter.Posted September 28, 2013 1:07 pm
Hamster.., “I wouldn`t be surprised if Solis countered a few wild swings”
I would… He’s no David Haye as a counter puncher. And I know you’re going to say Solis beat Haye in the amateurs which means crap more than 10 years later. Solis has accomplished nothing in the pro ranks except blowing out a knee against Vitali because he came in at 270.
And Wilder isn’t that wild. When he misses a shot he isn’t that easy to counter. Another one can be coming right behind it.Posted September 28, 2013 1:01 pm
I’ve heard from some here that Arreola turn down any fight with Wilder because Wilder doesn’t offer anything to Arreola……..so I guees that’s why Arreola agreed to fight Seth Mitchell then???Posted September 28, 2013 12:59 pm
That would be a great matchup… Good luck putting that one together.Posted September 28, 2013 12:52 pm
WIlder vs the winner of The Rebel and Mago would be a good matchup.Posted September 28, 2013 12:46 pm
Solis was a good amateur.., As a 12-round fighter he sucks doorknobs.Posted September 28, 2013 11:15 am
I think Firtha will make it past one, two I’m not so sure.Posted September 28, 2013 10:33 am
Another bumPosted September 28, 2013 10:20 am
If it weren’t for the likes of Slater hyping Wilder up no one would be paying any attention to his careerPosted September 28, 2013 10:03 am
Haha! Yeah, that says it all right there!Posted September 28, 2013 9:50 am
The sad thing is Firtha and Harrison ARE a step up in comparison to what he was “fighting. “Posted September 28, 2013 9:33 am
I mean didn’t him Gamboa and some other Cuban defect together? How is Gamboa so dedicated and Solis so opposite?Posted September 28, 2013 9:26 am
Solis, What a waste guys, huh? He had so much talent and he was SUPER fast with his hands. All around natural talent and he just doesn’t care. Doesn’t push to be the best or be in top shape. He could have been really good. He wasted his own talent before he was able to really test his skills.Posted September 28, 2013 9:24 am
I’ve watched Solis’ last fight. Forget him, he’s done. Wilder needs Chisora, Arreola, Haye, Fury, Pulev, to to prove what he is really made of.Posted September 28, 2013 8:55 am
I hope that Wilder steps up to bigger better things soon Solis, Charr anyone in the top 12.Posted September 28, 2013 8:05 am
Firtha should be an easy target for Deontay. Not a bad opponent for most people though.Posted September 28, 2013 8:04 am
When you’re playing support to Bernard Hopkins you know your career is going nowherePosted September 28, 2013 7:59 am
Ok, we’ve got it, the Wilder management team are trying to pad his record so it makes Tyson like reading on paper but time to step up for the Bomber.Posted September 28, 2013 5:46 am
Even not bothered I wouldn`t be surprised if Solis countered a few wild swings and then juts realised “Wow, this guy is THAT bad, that I can knock him out and save myself 12 rounds of trouble and get back to another bowl of ropa vieja”Posted September 28, 2013 3:37 am
Solis is a guy who would show up extra fat and last 15 seconds… He’s not a guy who would even be concerned about beating Wilder…
Solis’s main concerns would be, “Don’t get hurt and collect that paycheck.” He’s another Audley Harrison at this level. He’s good at getting paid.Posted September 28, 2013 2:19 am
This isnt good from wilder not good, but he does fighter regularly ill give himalaya thatPosted September 28, 2013 2:18 am
what is the point fighting someone ranked 85 in the world, when he mugs far the camera and prances afterward ringsiders will be laughing….is this what they are looking for? solis is ranked in the top 20, maybe he should consider that offer. i have never seen such a ridiculous mismatch from a contender…..what is this about. at least harrison was rankeed 41 in the world. and liakhovich, oh never mind, he wasnt ranked in the top 100. at least he could break the top 40 even if he thinks solis is too tough for him right now.Posted September 28, 2013 12:07 am
whats the damn point in fighting a guy who lost 10 times already! wasnt wilder suppose to step up?Posted September 27, 2013 11:49 pm
Slater often uses nick names or asks questions to build drama for mismatchesPosted September 27, 2013 10:43 pm
This must be a joke?! T. Fury fought that journey man in his 15th fight and KO him. For God sake, even H. Fury will annihilate Firtha!!!
WHO HAS THIS PERSON FOUGHT??? WHY IS HE RANKED NUMBER 3 BY THE WBC when he fought NOONE OF NOTE??? Wilder is a live example of how ruined the sport of boxing nowadays is. You cannot be ranked number 3 and fought only tomato cans…and keep fighting them…disgrace!Posted September 27, 2013 10:37 pm
Hahahahaha!!!!Posted September 27, 2013 10:24 pm
Apparently Wilder’s team insist Goldenboy get him a hotel room on the ground floor for his fights, since he is completely incapable of taking ANY kind of step up.Posted September 27, 2013 10:08 pm
Quit building Wilder up when he only fights bums.Posted September 27, 2013 9:28 pm
Like I said, he wants to get to 30-0 with 30 KO’s. Then it’s coming out time. This guy once beat Tony Grano but he will still b decapitated in the first round.
Not sure what the KO string record is but he has to be pretty close. Probably it’s Lamar Clark but he was fighting opponents that made Wilder’s look like Hall of Famers. Think Clark had 43 in a row after winning his first fight on points. Just about all of his victims were taken off the street. Firs time he fought a live body he got clocked.Posted September 27, 2013 8:28 pm
Mariusz Wach vs. Deontay Wilder. That’s the one I want to see.Posted September 27, 2013 8:16 pm
firtha got stopped by ty field??Posted September 27, 2013 7:56 pm
Firtha 21-10-1(8) , that says it all right there. Wilder is NOT stepping up the competion.Posted September 27, 2013 7:22 pm
Firtha has had one fight in 19 months – Exactly the way Team Wilder likes itPosted September 27, 2013 6:35 pm
Is there a chance that Slater does the match making for Wilder?Posted September 27, 2013 6:20 pm
LOLPosted September 27, 2013 6:12 pm
I’ll never forget when he got a stoppage against some fat bum a few fights back and jumped around the ring like he unified the majors belts. Sad….Posted September 27, 2013 6:02 pm
Wilder has called out the K bros and also said don’t go retire yet. Now he’s saying Arreola is running. What has warranted what he is saying? It surely isn’t his competition level. I hope Arreola takes him up on that and KOs him in devestating fashion.Posted September 27, 2013 5:59 pm
Hemingway could not write a article on this fight to make it look good…is Wilder afraid he will be pounding hambuger meat in his next job if he steps up???Posted September 27, 2013 5:21 pm
Seriously, his management team know something about him to be continuing with this charade. 29 wins with 29 ko’s and you are going in with a guy who has 10 losses and only 8 stoppage wins? Utterly ludicrous.Posted September 27, 2013 4:53 pm
firtha……..from the TRUTH ……..Posted September 27, 2013 4:42 pm
fighting recycled bums from fury now?Posted September 27, 2013 4:25 pm
There goes the Slater Hype Machine again – Firtha was TKOd twice in 2006 – KOd in 09 by Ty Fields & has lost some decisions since then – Yep, a real test for Wilder!!Posted September 27, 2013 4:24 pm
Holy balls Jim! I remember Courage T! What happened, was he fighting bums and then fought someone tough and got iced?Posted September 27, 2013 3:53 pm
Firtha is a journeyman not ranked in the top 50. Wilder keeps talking big yet when it comes to his opponents he shies away from anyone resembling a risk.Posted September 27, 2013 3:34 pm
lol wtf is a firthaPosted September 27, 2013 3:11 pm
Wow another nobodyPosted September 27, 2013 3:06 pm
Wilder needs to get real, Though IT IS a risk for Arreola, what fight isn’t? Not only that but what does Wilder offer Arreola? He’s fighting another bum. Wilder looks for his 30th KO in a fight with a guy who has lost 10 fights and hasn’t fought anyone.Posted September 27, 2013 2:55 pm