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Wilder: Selling 2nd Tier Opponents to His Hometown Fans

American boxing fans in particular must be bemoaning the news that unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be facing French WBC #12 ranked Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20ko) on September 26th in his home state of Alabama in a scheduled PBC on NBC broadcast.

It is a frankly disappointing defence against more low-level opposition from the Al Haymon “advised” fighter – of whom fans are demanding much more – and at the first official presser to announce the fight on Thursday, it was evident the delicate process of polishing a turd had already begun. Continue reading

Wilder vs Duhaupas: Deontay Wilder Presser Quotes

Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) hosted a press conference yesterday to formally announce his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC bout taking place Saturday, September 26 against Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

Wilder will defend his title for the second time in his home state. Duhaupas, who has never been stopped, hopes to defy the odds and do what no previous opponent has accomplished against Wilder – emerge victorious. Continue reading

PBC on NBC: Deontay Wilder v Johann Duhaupas Set for September 26th

It’s expected to be announced by press conference Thursday that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his green belt for the second time against little-known French fighter Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20ko). The bout has been confirmed to take place in his home state of Alabama on September 26th in a PBC on NBC broadcast according to

Again it seems Al Haymon and Wilder have decided to scrape the barrell of the WBC rankings, with the Frenchman ranked outside of the Top 10 at #12. This is obviously a step backwards from part time fighter/full time teacher Eric Molina, who Wilder made hard work of defeating in June, and who was ranked #9 with the WBC when that fight was announced. Continue reading

Peter Fury: ‘We Don’t Do Bottle Jobs’ / Wilder v Arreola Still Likely

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is taking an absolute shellacking from all sides with the rumours over his potential September opponent, with the surprise announcement that 20 year old Hughie Fury (cousin of Tyson) had potentially been selected for his in ring return, that is mooted to be on September 26th – around 6 1/2 weeks away.

Hughie’s father and trainer Peter, announced that contact between camps had been made, with Wilder’s representatives approaching them for a fight in “4 weeks time”, later confirming that given a full 8 week camp they would then take the opportunity. Continue reading

Deontay Wilder Lining up 20 yr Old Hughie Fury for September

An interesting tweet from British trainer Peter Fury dropped last night regarding his unbeaten son Hughie – cousin of Tyson – potentially fighting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in America.

September 26th is the penciled in date for the Alabama man’s return, with Fury tweeting;

“Call just came in from USA asking @hughiefury to fight Wilder in 4 weeks. Getting noticed @Tyson_Fury.” Continue reading

Deontay Wilder Returns to the Ring on Sept 26th / No Opponent Yet

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he is to return to the ring on September 26th against an as yet TBA opponent and in a still undetermined location, although the bout will be screened in the US on NBC Sports Network.

Wilder faced yet more criticism last month against Eric Molina, making extremely hard work of defeating the part-timer in his home state of Alabama, and already fears are high that he will not be facing a serious and credible threat to his championship this time out either. Continue reading

Wilder: One More Fight Before Povetkin

After his laboured victory recently over the unheralded Eric Molina, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faced more intense scrutiny of his championship credentials than ever before, with significant numbers of fans and writers convinced the Alabama man is merely a pretender to the heavyweight throne and certainly not the America’s next great hope.

In his latest chat via fighthubtv, the “Bronze Bomber” promised he will be returning on September 26th in what will be another voluntary defence of his title, and his words did nothing to quell the fears of those who want to see a credible, ranked fighter in the opposite corner; Continue reading

Wilder Has No Chin & A Padded Record Says Lucas Browne

Since that less than stellar performance against Eric Molina earlier this month, Alabama’s WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has taken a bit of a shellacking from all quarters, particularly from his fighting peers in the heavyweight division.

One man it seems more than any other, unbeaten Australian contender Lucas Browne, has been trading barbs with Wilder across social media as of late – the latest of the exchanges coming via a video Browne has released in relation to their ‘beef’. Continue reading

Could We See Deontay Wilder v Lucas Browne ?

After making hard work of beating Eric Molina recently, the heavyweight division seemingly began to close in on WBC champion Deontay Wilder, with everybody from Tyson Fury to David Price and Lucas Browne all speaking out to say they feel a fight against “The Bronze Bomber” is a perfectly winnable proposition.

And it is Browne who has upped the ante more than anyone recently, taunting Wilder via his promoters and over social media directly in hope of making the fight. Continue reading

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