Deontay Wilder: Promising to Unify ‘for America’

Deontay Wilder - WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has promised that he is the man to truly unify the heavyweight titles and revitalize big-time heavyweight boxing in America.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has promised that he is the man to truly unify the heavyweight titles and revitalize big-time heavyweight boxing in America.

Wilder is set to box another voluntary defence of his title in January, and is indirectly embroiled in the ‘Czar’ Glazkov/IBF/threat-to-strip Fury saga that has been well publicized this week (see previous articles)- a saga that saw [IBF #1] Glazkov passing on a shot at the American WBC titlist in favour of a fight for the [vacant] IBF belt that looks set to be stripped from new lineal champion Tyson Fury, for immediately rematching Wladimir Klitschko as contractually bound, instead of fighting Glazkov.

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Deontay Wilder and the heavyweight division – A perspective

Deontay Wilder - by Jim Dorney: I used to write fairly regularly for this site, prior to the birth of my children. Since then, I’ve still kept up with boxing but haven’t found the time to write about it.

by Jim Dorney: I used to write fairly regularly for this site, prior to the birth of my children. Since then, I’ve still kept up with boxing but haven’t found the time to write about it.

However – I’ve observed some negativity and xenophobia on this site of late which compelled me to make a writing comeback of sorts. Hopefully (assuming it’s published) this article might present a balanced perspective into the division and one of the fighters who often tends to be the subject of the articles and forum debates that tends to veer off into trash-talking – Deontay Wilder.

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Emanuel Steward Predicted Fury & Wilder as Future Stars

Deontay Wilder - Just four short months before his untimely death in October 2012, legendary Kronk gym and Hall of Fame trainer, Emanuel Steward, made some very prophetic statements from the Klitschko training base in Austria, as evidenced in a social media video shared by new lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on his twitter account this afternoon.

Just four short months before his untimely death in October 2012, legendary Kronk gym and Hall of Fame trainer, Emanuel Steward, made some very prophetic statements from the Klitschko training base in Austria, as evidenced in a social media video shared by new lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury on his twitter account this afternoon.

In the edited two minute clip, from June 2012 and originally published by fightnews.com, Steward – less than a month shy of his 68th birthday and still training Wladimir- sits in an armchair discussing the impact current prospects he has worked with are going to have upon the future scene, referring to Fury as ‘the next big dominant heavyweight’ after the Ukrainian’s time has ended.

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Wilder says He’ll Travel to UK for Fury Fight

Deontay Wilder - WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has claimed he is prepared to travel to the UK to fight new WBO/WBA/IBF champion, Tyson Fury, in an attempt to unify the division.

WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has claimed he is prepared to travel to the UK to fight new WBO/WBA/IBF champion, Tyson Fury, in an attempt to unify the division.

The American is set to box a 3rd optional defense of his title in January, by virtue of the fact mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin will not be ready for their due-date until April/May 2016, although the Beijing ’08 bronze medalist has claimed he has one eye on Fury, who will likely first fight Wladimir Klitschko in a summer ’16 rematch.

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Wilder: I Can Beat Klitschko Tomorrow

Deontay Wilder - WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, set for a reprieve from his showdown with mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin until April or May 2016, believes if he were to face Wladimir Klitschko tomorrow, he would emerge the victor.

WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, set for a reprieve from his showdown with mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin until April or May 2016, believes if he were to face Wladimir Klitschko tomorrow, he would emerge the victor.

Long dominant WBA/WBO/IBF champion, Klitschko, first defends his titles against Britain’s Tyson Fury on the 28th in Germany, yet if he emerges victorious from that fight as many expect, then it will inevitably mean he’ll go looking to capture the green belt once owned by older brother Vitali, in order to become undisputed heavyweight champion before he retires.

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Wilder Gets Povetkin Reprieve Until April/May 2016

Deontay Wilder - WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is set to get what amounts to for many, as a 'stay of execution,' given mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, has revealed he will not be ready for the proposed January date for their title clash.

WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, is set to get what amounts to for many, as a ‘stay of execution,’ given mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin, has revealed he will not be ready for the proposed January date for their title clash.

Wilder was due to meet his mandatory challenger early next year, although after ‘Sasha’ today dominated Polish challenger, Mariusz Wach – stopping him on a cut in the final round – it was revealed the Russian’s representatives informed the WBC at their annual convention in China, that he will not be ready to meet Wilder until April or May 2016.

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Tony Thompson: Wants Wilder Then ‘3rd Time Lucky’ Shot at Klitschko

Deontay Wilder - Veteran American heavyweight contender, Tony Thompson (40-5, 27ko), has claimed that he wants a WBC title clash with maligned champion, Deontay Wilder, using the green belt he hopes to win to entice Wladimir Klitschko into a 3rd and final clash.

Veteran American heavyweight contender, Tony Thompson (40-5, 27ko), has claimed that he wants a WBC title clash with maligned champion, Deontay Wilder, using the green belt he hopes to win to entice Wladimir Klitschko into a 3rd and final clash.

Thompson fights 35 year old fringe contender, Malik Scott (37-2-1, 13ko) tomorrow on a PBC on Bounce TV card that is bizarrely being billed on fight posters as for the “World Heavyweight Championship” – a slogan that no doubt suggests we’ll be seeing those independent PBC titles established good and proper soon.

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Nothing Doing Re: Wilder/Jennings

Deontay Wilder - For the last few days a persistent rumour has circled on social media that oft criticised WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was seeking to squeeze in a fight with countryman and former Wladimir Klitschko foe, Bryant "By By" Jennings.

For the last few days a persistent rumour has circled on social media that oft criticised WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was seeking to squeeze in a fight with countryman and former Wladimir Klitschko foe, Bryant “By By” Jennings.

Wilder is due to face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in his next bout, and with Povetkin himself fighting next month in Russia against Mariusz Wach, it’s reported Wilder’s team – including elusive ‘adviser’ Al Haymon – are keen on him squeezing in one more voluntary defense before that time, however, should it happen, that WILL NOT be against Jennings.

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Deontay Wilder Prematurely Talking Klitschko Clash

Deontay Wilder - America's WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34ko), has attempted to deflect the negative attention surrounding him after another performance that fell well short of elite championship level  – by ludicrously linking himself to a future fight with dominant divisional boss, Wladimir Klitschko.

America’s WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34ko), has attempted to deflect the negative attention surrounding him after another performance that fell well short of elite championship level – by ludicrously linking himself to a future fight with dominant divisional boss, Wladimir Klitschko.

Wilder was again sub-par at the weekend, making hard work of the little known Johann Duhaupas, eventually securing an 11th round stoppage after finding that the chin of the durable Frenchman repeatedly stood up to his best shots until the “Reptile” was [prematurely] stopped on his feet as he backed onto the ropes.

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