Deontay Wilder Aims to Fight Until He Is 40
Deontay Wilder isn’t done yet. “The Bronze Bomber” has made his made it clear that he has no plans on retiring.
Former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder is set to headline a FOX PPV against Robert Helenius at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 15. Wilder (42-2-1 NC, 41 Kos), who suffered a devastating knockout against the now retired, Tyson Fury, will grace the ring with his presence after a year’s hiatus.
Wilder has been one of the prolific figures in the heavyweight division in the last decade or so. His legacy might have suffered a dent with twin losses coming in the hands of the Gypsy King, but the Tuscaloosa native has never been shy of showcasing his talent against the best of this sport.
Following the Fury’s beatings, Wilder had indicated that his time as a professional boxer had come to an end, but a few events back in his home state of Alabama led to the change of mind, as he now prepares for another challenge in the ring.
“I know I’m great,” Wilder told Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal on the PBC Podcast.
“I knew that I had to come back because I motivate and inspire so many around the world. So here I am. I’m very excited to come back to Brooklyn and continue to present my greatness to the world,” said Wilder.
Wilder isn’t coming back for just one fight. Rather the 36-year-old plans to fight for another good three to four years as the Bronze Bomber feels he still has plenty left to give to boxing.
“I have three, maybe four years left, and then I’m completely done”.
In almost 15 years of his career as a pro, Wilder has earned several accolades and, in the meantime, was able to make millions to support himself and his family. Money was never the reason for his comeback as notified by Wilder himself as he pockets good capital outside the ring, more than what he makes through boxing.
“I’ve done great with my finances. I make more money outside of the ring than inside of the ring. To even get in the ring, I need to have a certain minimum. It feels good to make a decision about when and what you want to do. I’m not coming back to the sport because I need to. And it’s a great feeling to be on the opposite side because most of the time [other boxers] need money.”
“The Bronze Bomber” has always been a lively personality, and he has always put on a show for his fans in attendance and the thousands watching back home.