Deontay Wilder says he wants to see stiffer penalties introduced for drugs cheats before they “ruin the sport of boxing”

Deontay Wilder - Reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder knows all about the time that can be wasted and the various other negative aspects that arise when a fighter is caught cheating by taking illegal stimulants or drugs. Twice Wilder has seen fights of his fall apart due to his would-be opponent testing positive for an illegal substance just prior to the bout.

Reigning WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder knows all about the time that can be wasted and the various other negative aspects that arise when a fighter is caught cheating by taking illegal stimulants or drugs. Twice Wilder has seen fights of his fall apart due to his would-be opponent testing positive for an illegal substance just prior to the bout.

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Jarrett Hurd battles Tony Harrison on Wilder-Washington card

The stakes have been raised in the already highly-charged junior middleweight showdown between Tony Harrison (24-1, 20 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (19-0, 13 KOs). The clash between Harrison and Hurd has been elevated to a battle for the vacant IBF 154-pound world title and is part of an exciting night of action Saturday, February 25. on Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes.

The title become vacant after titlist Jermall Charlo dropped the belt to move up to middleweight to seek bigger challenges in a new division.

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Parker’s team feel Joshua unification fight would happen before Wilder – but concede it all depends on Parker getting past Hughie Fury

Deontay Wilder - We all want to see an undisputed heavyweight champion, and we fans are not alone in this desire. Deontay Wilder, the WBC king, has stated how, for him, “2017 is all about unifications,” and New Zealand's reigning WBO heavyweight boss Joseph Parker and his team feel the big unification bouts will come soon enough.

We all want to see an undisputed heavyweight champion, and we fans are not alone in this desire. Deontay Wilder, the WBC king, has stated how, for him, “2017 is all about unifications,” and New Zealand’s reigning WBO heavyweight boss Joseph Parker and his team feel the big unification bouts will come soon enough.

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Gerald Washington: If Deontay showboats, I’m going to hit him in the mouth

Deontay Wilder - Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald "El Gallo Negro" Washington held an open workout Thursday for Los Angeles-area media as he prepares to challenge unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes, Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington held an open workout Thursday for Los Angeles-area media as he prepares to challenge unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes, Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Televised coverage on FOX and FOX Deportes begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features a pair of exciting matchups as rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd meet in a 12-round world title eliminator, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale battles undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh in heavyweight action.

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Plant-Awimbono added to Wilder vs. Washington card on 2/25

Unbeaten prospect Caleb Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on Thomas Awimbono (25-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. Coverage on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT immediately following the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes primetime show headlined by undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder defending his title against unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington.

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Deontay Wilder: 2017 is all about unifications

Deontay Wilder - While reigning and unbeaten WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder has gone on record as saying he doesn't believe his February 25 challenger Gerald Washington is ready to fight him (way to build the fight!), “The Bronze Bomber” is more than ready to get busy trying to unify the heavyweight titles here in 2017.

While reigning and unbeaten WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder has gone on record as saying he doesn’t believe his February 25 challenger Gerald Washington is ready to fight him (way to build the fight!), “The Bronze Bomber” is more than ready to get busy trying to unify the heavyweight titles here in 2017.

Speaking at a presser this week, and quoted by RingTV.com, Wilder said that after he gets past the unbeaten (but yes, still very green) Washington, he wants his very next fight to be for the WBO belt; either against the current holder Joseph Parker or Parker’s next challenger Hughie Fury – who will face Parker in his maiden defence on April 1 (incidentally, Wilder picks Parker to win the fight.)

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Deontay Wilder: Gerald Washington isn’t ready to fight me

Deontay Wilder - Unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder discussed his upcoming world title defense and more on Wednesday in New York ahead of his showdown with unbeaten Gerald "El Gallo Negro" Washington Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Unbeaten heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder discussed his upcoming world title defense and more on Wednesday in New York ahead of his showdown with unbeaten Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Televised coverage on FOX and FOX Deportes begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features a pair of exciting matchups as rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd meet in a 12-round world title eliminator, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale battles undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh in heavyweight action.

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Luis Ortiz to Deontay Wilder: Stop Making Excuses!

Deontay Wilder - When I look at Deontay Wilder, I see an unsure, scared fighter. He's crazy with his technique and worried about being hit. When you are that worried about getting hit, when you do get hit, you usually get knocked out." Luis Ortiz

When I look at Deontay Wilder, I see an unsure, scared fighter. He’s crazy with his technique and worried about being hit. When you are that worried about getting hit, when you do get hit, you usually get knocked out.” Luis Ortiz

Responding to WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder’s recent public statements, former WBA Interim Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz would like to let him know: “I signed up for the WBC/VADA Clean Boxing Program last September. Stop using that excuse to avoid fighting me!”

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