Wilder has no interest in WBC Bridgerweight division!
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41KOs) has been clamoring for another shot at new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) in 2021. However, he may have another possible option at becoming champion again, if he chooses so.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán revealed plans for a new weight class that would be placed smack dabbed in between cruiserweight and heavyweight called “bridgerweight”. The weight class would have fighters who weigh 200lbs to 225lbs.
HOW DOES WILDER FACTOR INTO THIS NEW WEIGHT CLASS?
Wilder, who is 6’7 ,is a giant in height but not in weight. He has only weighed in the 230’s once in his career, ironically against Fury back in February. The lowest he has weighed was 207lbs against Ethan Cox in 2008 in his pro debut.
WILDER REJECTS THE IDEA!
Speaking to Brian Custer on the Last Stand Podcast, Wilder respectfully shot down the possibility of competing at that weight.
“I understand that people have to make money and this is how they come up and create ways to make money. You know, with these belts and these different things like that. You know what I mean. I understand making money, but as a fighter that’s in it, I don’t understand all these different weight classes and things like that. Because if it’s specifically designed for me to be the face of it, I decline. My career is to be a heavyweight. That’s what I got in for and that’s what I’m gon’ end with.”
With Wilder shooting down the possibility of competing at this new weight class, it will be interesting to see what other fighter’s opinions on this new addition will be.
By: Jerrell Fletcher