Wilder on Potential Loss and Daniel DuBois!
When it comes to WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s), confidence is not something he lacks. From the first day that he stepped onto the big stage of boxing, he has forecast greatness for himself. Not only has he said that he will be undisputed, the concussion-dealing Alabaman has vowed to end his career undefeated.
PREMONITION OF PERFECTION
After 42 professional fights, outside of a single draw, his record remains unblemished. Not only is he still unbeaten, 40 of his 41 wins have come by way of knockout. Although, the Bronze Bomber does have a very dangerous rematch approaching. On November 23, Wilder will slide into the ring once again with the much-avoided Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s).
In their premiere outing, Wilder came perilously close to losing by stoppage. Thankfully for Wilder, and his supporters, he was able to weather the storm and eventually stop Ortiz. Due to the close nature of the bout Wilder, wants to run it back to leave no doubt who the man really is.
While the Bronze Bomber repeatedly states that he’ll retire unconquered, he realizes that he may come up short one day. Even though that is something he’d prefer to avoid, it wouldn’t upend his reality if it did. As he explained in an interview with FightHype, Wilder holds no significant fear of letting his “0” go.
“If I lose to Ortiz, then it is what it is, you know? I mean a loss is a loss. That don’t determine who you are. Many people have failed in life but failure sometimes can be a great thing. It depends on how you apply it to your life. Sometimes failure can be a motivation to you.
When you talk about that, I think about J-Rock Williams, you know what I mean? I love how he say he just went back to basics, put himself in rude conditions and he just focused on himself and came back and became a champion! That’s what you have to do, life is all about ups and downs.”
EYEING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEAD BUSTERS
Currently the second longest current reigning champion in the sport (behind minimumweight WBC champion Wanheng Menayothin), Wilder does realize there is an army of folks coming for his head and title. While he does not fear any of these men, it’d be a fallacy to think he’s not keeping tabs on them.
When questioned about the up and coming heavy’s, Wilder had to admit that one stood out above the rest. For the hard-hitting Alabaman, UK sensation Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (13-0, 12 KO’s) was the most exceptional.
“I like this kid a lot! He’s across the pond and that’s Daniel Dubois, I said it before. I really like him. I like his dedication to the sport, his discipline as well as his eagerness to learn, you know?
“It’s a lot of other fighters that’s coming up for sure, and I got my eyes on them as well. A lot of them I know that I’ll be able to fight in the future but he just stands out the most to me for some reason. But good luck to all the fighters!”
Dubois was last in the ring, against Ebenezer Tetteh (19-1, 16 KO’s), on September 27 and is already scheduled to return on December 21 to face Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-1, 13 KO’s). When in with Tetteh, Dynamite successfully saddled him with his first loss by way of a swift first round knockout.
When Dubois tangles with Fujimoto, he’ll be looking to out the second blemish on his nearly completely untarnished record.
3kingsboxing will continue to follow the careers of both Wilder and Dubois.
By: Bakari Simpson