'It’s Just a Matter of Time Before Me Having All The Belts' - Says Deontay Wilder!
Eager to reclaim his position at the pinnacle of the heavyweight division, Deontay Wilder asserts that the division lacks its vibrancy and significance without his presence.
Wilder’s dominance in the heavyweight realm spanned several years. He initially secured the WBC title through a points victory over Bermane Stiverne in 2015, retaining it until his defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in their second encounter in 2020, after their initial bout ended in a draw in 2018.
During this period, Wilder faced limited challenges, dispatching opponents like Luis Ortiz, Chris Arreola, and Eric Molina with emphatic knockouts. However, his momentum was halted by successive knockout losses to Fury.
In his most recent outing, Wilder swiftly secured a first-round knockout triumph against Robert Helenius in October 2022. Since then, discussions have predominantly revolved around a highly anticipated showdown between Wilder and Anthony Joshua, slated for Saudi Arabia in 2024.
During an interview with ESNEWS, Wilder confirmed his standing in relation to the winner of the upcoming clash for the WBA, WBO, and IBF world titles between Oleksandr Usyk and mandatory contender Daniel Dubois.
“Yep, I’m definitely the mandatory for that, so all doors are shut. You know, close all sides. I’m the mandatory for the WBA, and I’m the mandatory for the WBC, I’m number two in the IBO and number three in one of the other ones.”
Wilder then expressed his renewed pursuit of championship belts, saying:
“So I mean I’m right there in all the ranking so it’s just a matter of time before me being back on top and having all the belts.
I’m just sitting back and relaxing, enjoying life and letting all these other fighters do things because as we know, and this is true fact, the heavyweight division has been fucking dead, bro. Now you don’t feel no electricity at all.”
With the upcoming Usyk vs. Dubois fight this weekend, there’s a hopeful anticipation for a fresh and exhilarating chapter to unfold in the heavyweight narrative.