Deontay Wilder reflects on brother Marsellos Wilder’s second KO defeat!
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (43-0-1, 41KO) isn’t the only Wilder in the fight game. His younger brother, Marsellos Wilder (5-2, 2KOs), is currently campaigning at cruiserweight. The younger Wilder has found out the hard way that boxing is indeed the hurt business.
Back on November 23, the younger Wilder hit yet another bump in the road in his young career. A fight he was winning came to a screeching halt, suddenly in the fourth round! That is in part due to walking into a left hand from Dustin Long (3-1, 2KOs). This was the second time that Marsellos had been stopped in his seven fights. The first came in January 26 against journeyman William Deets (8-14, 3KOs).
We have yet to hear from the younger Wilder since that devastating loss. Although, his brother Deontay spoke briefly on the second setback in an interview with ThaBoxingVoice.
“I haven’t talked to my brother about it yet. Well, not had a deep conversation with him. I saw him in the dressing room and all that. I sent him a picture of when I was blocking Ortiz’s left hook.
“As far as being a southpaw, he doesn’t have much experience. My brother doesn’t have much experience, period. You know, he only has about seven amateur fights and he’s 30 now. It had to be a little push, he’s getting an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to fight on so many big cards so late in his life, age-wise.
“So you know he’s still learning on the way. He understands that and I understand that. Look at my name and look at him. Being that we’re related, they’re going to automatically expect high expectations of him. He knew that coming in and I knew that, so I told him before getting into this sport don’t worry about what people will be saying.”
ON MARSELLOS’ FIGHT
“He’s always winning. The way he sparring and the way he fights it’s like two different people and that’s my understanding I’m trying to get with him. Do you lose your focus at some point in time? Because I see him doing certain moves in the ring and I be like bro you’re going to get calculated.”
BREAKING DOWN HIS BROTHERS KNOCKOUT LOSS
“Even when the dude came with the left hook it was like it was meant for him to get hit. He was already falling back, he was already leaning his body to the left trying to block it with his left hand but his eyes were closed, and it was way far from his head. Anybody throwing any kind of left hook is going to connect and you’re going to fall with your momentum going backwards.”
Deontay is as aware as boxing pundits and fans of the glaring weaknesses Marsellos has. It’ll be interesting to see if the WBC champion can help his younger brother get back on track and have a successful career. Only time will tell.
“I’m probably going to be calling him in the next few days to see where his head is and if he still wants to do this.”
By: Jerrell Fletcher