Unbeaten heavyweight star Anthony Joshua, the reigning WBA/IBF champ, is hoping his next fight will be signed and sealed before the end of the month, but at the same time he is urging Wladimir Klitschko to get a move on and confirm if he will be his next opponent or not.
On Monday of this week WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder reassured us all that his next fight is coming: “Never fear ….the return is near,” he wrote. While the following day, the unbeaten power puncher tweeted: “Only a matter of time, the return is near, I’ll be back, wait for it.”
But who, when and where will Wilder fight next? Last seen overcoming the perhaps better than expected challenge of an unbeaten Gerald Washington back in February – this fight being Wilder’s first since he’d endured the longest layoff of his pro career; since his July 2016 win over Chris Arreola – Wilder has seen his name put alongside a couple of potential next foes.
WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder, last seen halting a game Gerald Washington in February, is expected to return to the ring in September or October according to his promoter Lou DiBella, who spoke with Sky Sports.
British promoter Eddie Hearn has sent an offer for Wilder to defend his belt against former British champ and current top-10 contender Dillian Whyte, but it’s an understatement to say Wilder’s response to Hearn was extremely negative (to put it mildly – Wilder really laying into both Hearn and Whyte, with a number of offensive expletives; Wilder insulted at both the cash offer and the deal being on what the champ referred to as “your terms.”)
While we fans and the man himself await his next fight, WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder has run into a little bit of trouble. According to a news story in The Tusacaloosa News paper, Wilder was arrested yesterday in his home town.
Pulled over in his car, Wilder’s Cadillac was found to have some marijuana inside. The unbeaten KO artist was arrested and later released on a $1,000 bail. According to Wilder’s attorney, Paul Patterson, the drugs belonged to someone other than Wilder, who had loaned out his car whilst being out of town.
Earlier this week a story ran where former cruiserweight champ and current Sky Sports pundit Johnny Nelson claimed in an interview that he knew of the time Deontay Wilder was KO’d twice when the Alabama warrior sparred Wladimir Klitschko. According to Nelson, this tale – “the worst kept secret going” – is true and Wilder was not only “knocked out cold twice,” but also put down a third time by a Klitschko body shot.
Nelson claims all of this happened over the “various occasions” that Wilder sparred Klitschko. It hasn’t taken long for the reigning and undefeated WBC heavyweight king to respond. And guess what, Wilder refutes everything Nelson said.
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It’s a fight that could happen this summer (although it is also possible Wilder could fight Wladimir Klitschko ) and fans would certainly tune in to see a heavyweight unification bout between Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker.
Wilder, the reigning WBC champ and unbeaten, has called out Parker, the WBO ruler and also unbeaten, a few times, and going by Parker’s recent fight – a points win over unheralded Razvan Cojanu, it’s easy to see why.
Roberto Y. (Chicago, IL): I didn’t expect Canelo to finally take the fight with Golovkin, and I’m actually very shocked that he did. Now that a date is set, can you share your thoughts on this fight and who has the best chance to win?
Vito W. (ESB): I think this fight is incredibly great for Boxing. In an era of the sport where mega fights don’t always live up to the hype, I think this is one of those bouts that you can firmly etch in stone as a candidate for “Fight of the Year” and never think twice. These two gladiators leave it all in the ring, and they never disappoint. Whether you like them or not, you have to respect the both in such a manner. Taking a glance at both men, I think there are strengths and weaknesses to be derailed and explored. Beyond that, you have the typical stuff to contend with between the two of them as well, such as size dynamics. One thing I noticed when Golovkin got in the ring after the Chavez Jr bout was how much bigger Golovkin is than Canelo.