Deontay Wilder Could Fight Oleksandr Usyk In The Future
Deontay Wilder is set to make his comeback against Robert Helenius on October 15 at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn but the Bronze Bomber has bigger things on his mind once he gets past Finland’s Helenius.
Wilder is eyeing a potential heavyweight clash with the current unified champion, Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) but for that fight to happen, Wilder has to get a few substantial wins under his belt before he can endorse that idea.
Following the consecutive losses to Tyson Fury, Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) had indicated that his time as a pro is up, but on public request, the Tuscaloosa native had to take his decision back as he now prepares for his resurgence fight.
“The future is bright. The king is back. Ain’t no excitement going through unless I’m here. I’m back by popular demand. I was sitting at home chilling, enjoying my family,” Wilder told ESNEWS.
Usyk and his team wants to fight WBC champion, Tyson Fury, next, but that match-up may not happen due to the Gypsy King’s request for a boatload of money.
But if that fight doesn’t come, Wilder could be a perfect alternative in terms of stature and finance the Ukrainian is after.
“I’ll fight them all,” added Wilder.