Wilder vs Washington: final press conference quotes

Deontay Wilder - Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their primetime showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their primetime showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Joshua says Deontay Wilder should face top contenders, “rather than taking easy pickings”

Deontay Wilder - In his own super-polite way, IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua has laid into rival champ, WBC ruler Deontay Wilder. AJ is no trash-talker and never will be, but he got as close to being verbally aggressive towards another fighter as he is likely to get when he spoke about Wilder and his “easy pickings” opposition.

In his own super-polite way, IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua has laid into rival champ, WBC ruler Deontay Wilder. AJ is no trash-talker and never will be, but he got as close to being verbally aggressive towards another fighter as he is likely to get when he spoke about Wilder and his “easy pickings” opposition.

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Washington: Wilder won’t be able to hit me from outside

Deontay Wilder - Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington kicked-off fight week with a media workout in Alabama Wednesday before they headline Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington kicked-off fight week with a media workout in Alabama Wednesday before they headline Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes action this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Also working out at Round 1 Boxing Gym and featured in televised action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT were rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd, who battle for a vacant junior middleweight world title, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale and undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh, who meet in a 10-round heavyweight battle.

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Deontay Wilder on future fight with Joshua: we’re talking an Ali-Frazier type of thing

Deontay Wilder - While almost all fight fans and boxing historians feel there will NEVER be another fight or night as epic and as truly special as the happening that was the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali super-fight from 1971, reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder says that a fight between he and rival champ Anthony Joshua would rank right up there with “The Fight of The Century.”

While almost all fight fans and boxing historians feel there will NEVER be another fight or night as epic and as truly special as the happening that was the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali super-fight from 1971, reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder says that a fight between he and rival champ Anthony Joshua would rank right up there with “The Fight of The Century.”

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Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas: this is the year

Deontay Wilder - WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder makes his return to action this Saturday night. Wilder, who has been inactive since busting his hand and tearing his biceps on the hard noggin of Chris Arreola in July, faces an interesting, possibly dangerous challenger in the form of the unbeaten and physically imposing Gerald Washington, but bigger fights await “The Bronze Bomber,” much bigger fights.

WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder makes his return to action this Saturday night. Wilder, who has been inactive since busting his hand and tearing his biceps on the hard noggin of Chris Arreola in July, faces an interesting, possibly dangerous challenger in the form of the unbeaten and physically imposing Gerald Washington, but bigger fights await “The Bronze Bomber,” much bigger fights.

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Wilder-Washington and Hurd-Harrison Interview Transcript

Deontay Wilder - The show will be PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes, the main event -- the Heavyweight Championship of the World -- the WBC Heavyweight Championship between Deontay Wilder and Gerald Washington.

Lou DiBella
Thank you everybody for joining us. This is a call for a really big fight card on Saturday, February 25 at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

The show will be PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes, the main event — the Heavyweight Championship of the World — the WBC Heavyweight Championship between Deontay Wilder and Gerald Washington.

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Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder want to unify world heavyweight titles – which champ is best equipped to do it?

Deontay Wilder - Anthony Joshua wants to unify the world heavyweight titles to prove that he is the number-one of the division. Deontay Wilder has exactly the same idea. Joshua, the reigning IBF champ, will add the “super” version of the WBA crown to his growing collection of titles if he can beat Wladimir Klitschko in their big April showdown.

Anthony Joshua wants to unify the world heavyweight titles to prove that he is the number-one of the division. Deontay Wilder has exactly the same idea. Joshua, the reigning IBF champ, will add the “super” version of the WBA crown to his growing collection of titles if he can beat Wladimir Klitschko in their big April showdown.

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