Deontay Wilder thinking of retirement, says he accomplished his goals

Deontay Wilder says he’s thinking of retiring from boxing after having “accomplished” his goals of becoming a world champion and supporting in daughter.

The 36-year-old  Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) has checked the boxes for the goals he set out for him when he turned professional in 2008 after having captured a bronze medal in the Olympics in the U.S.

Wilder still has a lot of big money fights available to him against these fighters:

  • Andy Ruiz Jr
  • Anthony Joshua
  • Dillian Whyte
  • Oleksandr Usyk

Former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. would be the ideal next fight for Wilder in early 2022. The Wilder vs. Ruiz winner would be in an excellent position to challenge for a world title against the last man standing in the wars involving Fury, Joshua, Whyte, and Usyk in 2022.

Ruiz needs a high-profile opponent for him to get another crack at a world title, as his recent fight against 40-year-old Chris Arreola wasn’t a big enough win to lure Joshua into giving him the trilogy match that he’s seeking.

Wilder undecided on his career

I have accomplished my goals in this sport. I told my daughter when she was one that I’d be a champion and able to support her beyond belief. I’ve done that. Should I give it a go one more time, or should I just retire and focus on other things?” said Deontay Wilder to LOLNetwork

Deontay was stopped in the 11th round in his trilogy match against Tyson Fury last October in a fight that saw Wilder drop the British fighter twice in the fourth round.

Despite what appeared to be a long count of eleven seconds given to Fury on the second knockdown, Wilder isn’t bitter about it nor the first fight between them in which he had him knocked out in the 12th round but saw the referee miraculously give him a count while he was unconscious.

Deontay Wilder boxing image / photo

Wilder won the WBC heavyweight world title in 2015 and successfully defended it nine times before losing it to Tyson Fury in February 2020.

Deontay financially set

With a net worth of $30 million, Wilder has all the money he needs to take care of his daughter and family for them to live comfortably.

The kind of money that Wilder has would make it difficult for anyone to want to continue in a sport that involves a lot of pain and sacrifice, but he’s cut from a different cloth.

Wilder is a soldier, and he’s someone who doesn’t have the word QUIT in his vocabulary. He’s a young 36 with superior power, chin, speed, and stamina than any of the top heavyweights in the division today.

A fight between Wilder and Joshua would still be huge, even if AJ loses his rematch with Usyk or is beaten by Fury next year. Fans would be eager to see Joshua and Wilder mix it up in 2024, as long as both guys want to continue after next year.

117 thoughts on “Deontay Wilder thinking of retirement, says he accomplished his goals”

  1. It looks like Deontay Wilder is recovering well from the injuries sustained. And it’s apparent that Deontay Wilders in shape. If his surgery heals completely, why not give it a go?

  2. It would please you if both Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz would simply vanish from their active professional boxing careers. Why? How?
    1. Deontay Wilder
    2. Luis Ortiz
    All others are not capable of beating either one of these superior pro fighters.
    If anyone disagrees, there’s only one way to find out.
    Stop lying, stop crying, stop running and hiding avoiding the best heavyweight boxing championship material hard fights. Chickens scared of losing so you cheat.

  3. Whatever decisions you make your fans will support thanks for revolutionizing boxing and being an elite Warriors

  4. It wasn’t a long count dummy. Learn the rules of boxing Wilder did not go to the neutral corner so the ref interrupted the count. Which is in the rules stupid.

    • Hello fella! No sir, there’s a man clearly visible at ringside counting aloud and with his fingers arms raised in the air. This secondary counters Jon is to continue the count while the referee gets the fighter into the right corner , then when the referee resumes the count he picks up where this secondary counter is. That’s what he is there for

    • There’s no need for name calling but since you insist, now it’s my turn.
      You are an embacile, how many times does Deontay Wilder have to knock your guy out? Over doing it on the inferior incompetence, damn.

    • Did you read my comment? I’m white, with blue eyes. Accusing me of being a lions den boxing community is assuming a lot .
      And what you say about the secondary counters? What’s he counting at ringside for? I’m not saying you’re ignorant, you just didn’t know until I educated your young mind.

  5. Bob arum said the fight executives meet at a restaurant and decide on who will win a few days before the fight. No wonder they are so happy and rich insider traders have nothing on this racket.

  6. Deontay Wilder won all fights with fury. If all of you weak minded eurocentric inferior fighters and fans want to believe a lie, if you are that cowardly and stupidity corrupt, then keep on playing dumb like the little crybabies that you are. And May God bless and forgive you for what you are.

    • Richard, you have been kept in the dark, what you do know you refuse to acknowledge. Like you know for a fact fury had no padding in his right glove. He had an eggweight in his left glove accounting for his flopping gloves. You know Rick Hatten pulled down fury’s left glove allowing for the improper position striking with the wrist area. You heard him say,” you will beat him with your left hand”
      Grow up young man and think for your self.

  7. That’s why Anthony Joshua and fury must fight. Because the European boxing establishment always wanted that fight

  8. The boxing establishment and executives don’t like Deontay Wilders supremacy. He should retire from professional boxing. He was the clear Supreme star attraction for a decade.

  9. Deontay Wilder can’t even make his gloves flop around. That proves that Deontay Wilder can’t of as good as fury

  10. Please explain, I don’t understand. The British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license? How? Why? When? What?Where? Who, what, where when? Pleas explain, I don’t understand. I am scotch and Irish. They say we are mental. I am not crazy, I just really and truly don’t understand.

  11. Yes Mr Botha, have some respect for the mentally ill drug addicts they both are fury and Ricky hatten I mean. And a little bit slow witted to get caught so many times cheating I mean.

  12. Johan botha,
    It doesn’t make Rick Hatten a nincompoop to pull down fury’s left glove and then say,” you will beat him with your left hand” whilst being recorded it simply means he got caught. Photo and audio both him and fury. It doesn’t mean they are both nincompoops.

  13. You’re gullible if you believe the shyte you’re told on tube. Thirty million dollar is no money in today’s market. A good heavyweight champion makes that much in one fight. And Deontay Wilder is the best. Everyone wants to see his fights especially his enemies that love to hate on anointed ones like Deontay Wilder. Out of envy.

  14. Stop explaining and making excuses for fury’s beinental. Mental illnesses run in the family especially in the Irish . You made them that way.

  15. Yeah, fury cheated. So what? What are you going to do about it sweetheart. Put a sock in it. You don’t want to get bit do you? You are skating on thin ice mate.

  16. Why would or IP, it makes any sense, how could fury cheat Deontay Wilder when he’s been caught 4o11 times cheating before?

  17. Thank God for Vernon Hill. It took a black man, a black police officer to teach Ricky hatten how to slip an eggweight in the left glove and pull down the left glove tampering with the improper position striking with the wrist area.

  18. Everyone knows Deontay Wilder is a better fighter than fury, of course he was so scared of dying , he had to cheat. Cheating is fury’s legacy. Why is cheating fury’s legacy? Cheating is fury’s legacy because he is an old pillow fisted phoney baloney fancy pants fraudulent interloping foreign intruder who cheats.

  19. You can’t blame fury for everything he does. Johnny, his father, taught him how to cheat. If Deontay Wilder didn’t want to be cheated, Deontay Wilder should not have taken the fight , Deontay Wilder knew that the British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license for cheating tactics again and again and again and again and again.

  20. Deontay Wilder is guilty of not ducking the 30 rabbit punches in the first 3 rounds of the first fight. If it were me, I would duck, pivot, then stick and move. He knew the referee Kenny Bayless had just been caught taking a bribe for the famous Antonio margarito vs Miguel Cotto plaster of Paris scandal. He knew Kenny Bayless was referring to pay off attorneys fees and was losing his white wife and his mansions and country club membership.

  21. Ivan Enfinger,
    Haven’t you heard? The gloves were were on film , Al they have to do is stop by hr film and zoom in on the gloves. The gloves were loaded. Since fury got suspended permanently fury’s boxing license for ever in the UK, and got punished by the British boxing board of control before. Vernon Hill simply taught Ricky hatten how to pull down the left glove and allow striking with the wrist area. The eggweight loaded glove was the reason for the.glove flopping around all over the place. You gotta get out more. There’s pictures of fingers clearly visible through the leather and eggweights too.

  22. Dr. Mike,

    Deontay has accomplished his goals. He’s done something that needs to be respected and admired. There’s nothing wrong with a man making a decision to live his life as he see’s fit for him and his family. He has nothing to prove and doesn’t owe anyone anything. Sir, you don’t have to explain and justify your decisions to anyone. I respect you and wish you all the best. Blessings to you always.

  23. Tomsacker, You are absolutely correct. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived. This fury’s got loaded gloves with the approval of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC owns the company that custom build the gloves for the greatest cheater of all time, fury.

    • What the hell are you talking about man? He even use the same gloves as Tyson fury in the slurred fight! Stop making excuses he just lost.! Fury was better and will always be better

    • You mean the gloves inspected before and after each fight by wilders team? And the gloves that wilder also wore in the 3rd fight?

      You mean the photographic evidence of tampering used as an excise for the 2nd fights loss. Yet 100% of the photo evidence was from the first fight?
      Please explain

  24. I hope that Wilder keeps boxing. When he gets beat up by a few other ranked boxers that aren’t landscapers or taxi drivers Wilder will be exposed for the hard hitting but limited skills fighter that he is. I wouldn’t have minded the guy so much but his ridiculous excuses for losing and desire for a body on his resume are a real turnoff.

  25. How does the Shrek look a like ogre convince the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the WBC to sweep under the carpet, too gloss over, too look the other way while fury cheats. This is modern times for Christ sake. There’s camera’s everywhere in Las Vegas.
    The British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license in the UK.

  26. He should retire. Unless he can get a big payday to fight Joshua, another at the end of his career, Wilder needs to take his duffel bag of excuses and poor sportsmanship and retire.

  27. Yes it’s true, Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived. Ya gotta cheat Deontay Wilder to beat Deontay Wilder. Everybody loves Deontay Wilder, everyone knows fury cheated, Dillian Whyte Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk and Andy Ruiz always did the best they could to hide from view from Deontay Wilder.

    • Ali, Tyson, Foreman, Kliscko, Fury, Lewis….just a few of the heavyweights champs that were better than Wilder based on the opposition they fought. He might be on the top 10 of all time, maybe.

    • Line em up, with out cheating tactics. Why and how top champions never fought Deontay Wilder in a whole decade? Luis Ortiz too

  28. Mad respect for Wilder. He’s accomplished things only 5 or 6 boxers have. Glad his money is good and you can’t take away his his 42 wins 41 by knockout!! Remember Iron Mike lost 5 fights! Give him his Respect! None of you commenting have done with this Man has done.

    • Deontay Wilder can’t retire. First of all who gives such exiting knock outs? Who has more natural talent? Athleticism, forget about it. No Deontay Wilder can’t quit, I am glad too because he will start messing people up now. You made him hard. You should not have done that. He was so easily to get along with all that turn the other cheek christian stuff.

  29. Hopefully he retires, im tired of hearing him run his mouth after he loses. Fury got your number, just accept he a better fighter.

  30. Get to hell lost deontay. You got your arrogant Demon possessed alter ego beaten by fury. He is the better man and the better boxer. He and his family have class. Wilder and that thing he is shacking with are trying to show class with cars and jewelley…..when streetdirt turns into pepper. Lol. Go home to your dump and dissapear deontay. You are not the bronce bomber, you are the bronze loser. Your face is ugly when the devil comes out. Stupid outfits , stupid excuses, you chicken legged loser. Get lost punkass. Bragging about jewelry what kind of nonsense is that. We do not care. You are done for. The gypsy king beat the hdll out of you ………

    • That’s some personal hate directed at a man you don’t know. It appears that there is something else going on here. I’m 100% sure that we know the answer!

    • Deontay wilder should continue to box there are plenty of fighters out there for him to fight and why give up what u love doing because of this loss step out stay focused and keep going u can still do a lot in this sport damn what the haters say u do u much love to u !!!!!

  31. I wonder if Wilder would consider fighting in the new WBC Bridgerweight Division? Fury is clearly the better Heavyweight & fighter but if you cap the weight at 225 its hard to see many opponents standing up to Wilders power. That Division seems tailor made for Wilder.

    • The division was tailor made for Deontay Wilder literally by Maricio Suliaman in order to entice Deontay Wilder away from fury’s division. Deontay Wilders plan was to clean out the heavyweight division and then the cruiser weight division since that has never been done before.

  32. Anyone saying wilder is the best heavyweight must not of watched the three fights against fury. They fought 30 rounds and wilder only really won like 7 rounds, and that’s being generous. To have a 270-280 lb man who was on the verge of suicide and being near 400lbs 1 year prior to the first fight have better footwork, stamina, and boxing skill does not make you anywhere near the best fighter. Tyson fury hit wilder more than any boxer has in his career. Clearly fury is the better boxer. Take race and nationalism out of deciding who is the better boxer.

  33. Wilder was entertaining, the first Fury fight he should have won. Normally if you laying on your back after clean shot eyes closed the ref waives the fight off and gets medical help in the ring. That didn’t happen and it was ruled a draw. After that Fury beat his ass 2 times. Great thing is they fought in a day and age where the best fighters talk trash for 4 or 5 years before they fight. Respect to him. I would retire and enjoy my money.

  34. I HATE when people who don’t know boxing attempt to talk about it and give BOGUS information on a major platform.

    It is NOT a “10-SECOND count!” It’s “the REFEREE’S 10-count!” Some may take 14 ACTUAL seconds, some may actually be 9-seconds. It will fluctuate because every REF’s count will be different.

    There was no “long count.” I’m tired of all these casuals constantly trying to save Wilder. He lost to the better man THREE times now. Period.

  35. I don’t think this level of hate and cheating would work on any other boxer but Deontay Wilder. We remember how Dillian Whyte, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua laughed at Deontay Wilder after Deontay Wilder was robbed the second time. The left glove with the eggweight clearly visible through the leather glove and the right glove with fingers clearly visible through the leather glove as well.
    I’d like Deontay Wilder to get an opportunity to wipe that smile off their faces.

    • The only reason anyone hating on Fury and the count is he’s white, the fact the best heavy weight boxer is in fact white, infuriates people

    • Black on burs is right. The British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license because he is a while devil.

    • I am a white man from Ireland and Scotland and a fury fanboy. As much as i hate cheating fury cheated. I am sure of it now after seeing the utube videos of the finger’s clearly visible through the leather gloves padding repositioning advantage.

  36. One thing AMD and I both unequivocally agree on is that Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question.

  37. Jeremy Moore,
    If a boxer never looses, he’s not fit into the best. Sooner or later they all will loose unless they retire in their prime. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question.

  38. Whoever wrote this article should have found out first, the Nevada commission regulations regarding the counting when a boxer knocks out his opponent. It is clearly stipulated that if the boxer who deliver the knock out doesn’t t stay in his neutral corner, the referee will stopped s the count until the boxer returns to his corner. Then the referee will pick up the count where he left off when he stopped. For example, if he was stopped at 6, he will take it back at 6. Clearly the regulation says that if the boxer does not stay in his neutral corner, as a penalty, his opponent will receive more recovery time. Blame Wilder, for not staying in his corner, the referee did his job. People want to talk about boxing, without knowing s**t about boxing. Immature!

    • As a actual boxer your both right and wrong …. As a Amature which I am absolutely your correct 💯 but this is heavyweight boxing unless wilder is right in top of fury then the ref does keep going but ….. A ten count is not ten seconds it’s based on the ref and it varies slightly when I fighter is on his way to his feet the ref usually slows the count to give him a chance to get it together were as if he looks rocked and unable to continue he will wave the fight off on possibly even a 9 count in reality bit either way fury has been boxing since he was in diapers and for wilder to even fight fury on such an Intese level makes him a monster that said he’s also a giant crybaby lol 🤣🤣🤣

    • Wrong! You can clearly see another man at ringside counting aloud with his fingers. The referee’s job is to send the fighter to the neutral corner , but once he is there, he is supposed to pick up the count where it is rightfully according to this second man.
      The Nevada State Athletic Commission and the WBC didn’t do their job on many levels.
      Deontay Wilder was robbed overty and in a way that people like you have a lot of audacity to even try to,” take a shot”, to deny their ruthlessness, treachery and corruption. What can we say,” you took a shot.”

    • The key phrase you used was ,” when a fighter gets KNOCKED OUT” ha ha ha ha ha ha fury ,”got knocked the f— out,” ha ha UST like Craig knocked out Debo in that movie. Ha ha ha ha over and over again, in every fight . Ha ha ha

  39. Whoever wrote this article should have found out first, about the Nevada commission regulation, regarding the counting when a boxer knocks out his opponent. It is clearly stipulated that if the boxer who deliver the knock out doesn’t stay in his neutral corner, the referee will stop the count until the boxer returns to his corner. Then the referee will pick up the count where he left off when he stopped. For example, if he was stopped at 6, he will take it back at 6. Clearly the regulation says that if the boxer doesn’t stay in his neutral corner, as a penalty, his opponent will receive more recovery time. It was Wilder fault, for not staying in his corner, the referee did his job. People want to talk about boxing, without knowing s**t about boxing. Immature!

  40. Wilder should retire while he still has a few brain cells left. Money cannot replace your brain and he would be a drag on his family if he gets damaged.
    If you truly like this guy stop being selfish and wanting him to carry on fighting, just wish him well on whatever he does.

    • Deontay Wilder chose to fight. These guys are both willing participants. The critical damages received were perpetrated by , according to the sports doctors statement, ” could not been caused by a fist.” Deontay Wilder was robbed and cheated because the boxers agreed to fight within the Queensbury rules of boxing and those rules were broken. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question.

    • Deontay should keep doing what he does and move on from this loss he needs to stay focused keep pushing and keep giving us a great fight win or loose he’s still good at what he does and should continue to do so giving up isn’t an option get back to work and keep being great ;; ignore the haters trying to count u out u got this !!!! Team wilder

  41. Deontay Wilder would have been stopped a long time ago if he didn’t know how to,” take it out of the judges hands.”

  42. These guys have to have something in common. They’re far and away more naturally talented somehow that bad for some reason.

  43. Francis Nganou ,Luis Ortiz and Deontay Wilder are so talented naturally people don’t want to fight them. The judges cheat them and the boxing executives don’t want to see their kind another one is Jon lones. These guys should be making money comparable to their peer group. After all they’re the best.

    • We boxing fans deserve a champion like Deontay Wilder. We’ll be the ones that miss Deontay Wilder.
      The boxing establishment won’t miss Deontay Wilder. They’re so tired of Deontay Wilder embarrassing and scareing the other phoney champions.

  44. Deontay Wilder has been hated ever since the Olympic win. Hated by the boxing establishment. They knew then Deontay Wilder was going to be the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question. And they stopped that. He should retire, perhaps, since he hasn’t been treated respectfully, equally l within the law. The boxing establishment cheated him openly and outright putting his life in danger unnecessarymany times.
    If you disagree with this comment I’d like to hear from you.

    • He “won” third place. Floyd got a bronze and he’s still ashamed of it. Wilder made it part of his nickname🤦

    • Literally zero professionals semi pros or NON bloggers agree with that statement. Wilder has a power arm that’s it. There is no boxing there.
      You read every sports writer glowing about his 41 KO’s also say if anyone can take his best punch Wilder will Be in trouble. fury took his best punch and wilder walked away with an 0-2-1 record against him.

    • Deontay Wilder deserved to be robbed. Deontay Wilder knew fury can’t fight and all he does is constantly defend himself against allegations against him by the British boxing board of control. Deontay Wilder knew fury’s legacy of cheating and history if permanently indefinitely suspended fury’s boxing license in the UK because of cheating. He knew fury was pillow fisted in both hands and that fury glove tampered with metal loaded gloves.

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