Deontay Wilder Takes Shot at Showtime
Look at how quickly things can change in a relationship.
It seems as if everything was going well between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Showtime. However, now that Wilder’s next fight will be televised by Fox instead of Showtime, truer feelings have come to the surface.
After officially announcing his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz set to go down on November 23, Wilder responded to a question from Ray Flores regarding whether or not he was the beneficiary of an extra 2-3 seconds in round 7, a round in which he was badly hurt.
“The only way people ran away with that narrative is because Showtime commentary, Paulie Malignaggi, you know. When people do commentary, people that don’t understand boxing, people from the outside looking in can only hear the so-called experts.”
“That can be a narrative painted. Even with the lead up of Farhood’s scorecard, things can be painted in people’s minds, like oh this really is. What’s a two second, three second that ain’t no fucking break! Excuse my language but I’m passionate, okay. When you’re a warrior, what kind of break is that? That’s like taking a deep breath when somebody end their life. He took his last breath, I didn’t take my last breath. I continued as a champion.”
It’ll be interesting to see if the outspoken Paulie Malignaggi responds to the equally outspoken Wilder.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher