Deontay Wilder Declares Goal of Unifying at Heavyweight!
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KOs) is set to make his highly anticipated return to the ring on October 15, when he takes on fellow contender Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (31-3, 20KOs). The soon-to-be 37-year-old isn’t returning for the sake of just coming back! He has aspirations of unifying heavyweight championships.
Wilder, who’s currently in California training, was asked by Ray Flores, assuming he beats Helenius in October, what’s next? The former champion had the following to say:
“My mind is on unifying. Whatever route that takes me, the quickest route that takes me to unifying, that’s where I’m going. I’m not ducking or dodging anyone. I never have and never will. Everyone knows that, and you know when you’re fighting against me, everything depends on it. “
It’s clear from his comments that it’s championships or bust. With the titles occupied by Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, it seems that he may have to wait a little longer than he may want to. However, if Fury stays true to his word and retires and relinquishes his WBC title, Wilder, who’s ranked number one in the WBC, would be in prime position to fight for the vacant title.
First things first, he must get by a tough underdog in Robert Helenius, who’s very familiar with him. Come October 15, we’ll all get to see if The Bronze Bomber is really back and ready to contend.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher