Deontay Wilder Explains Why He Should Fight Oleksandr Usyk Next
American professional boxer Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) says that he wants to fight IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk if he gets a chance.
The 36-year-old is set to come up against Robert Helenius this Saturday, October 15.
Wilder says that whenever Usyk is ready, he will be waiting to challenge him for his respective titles. If Tyson Fury is unavailable for some reason, this could be an interesting alternative for the former WBC champion
Some experts may say that it would be better if Usyk fights the American initially. If he can defend the Bronze Bomber successfully, he can then look forward to the undisputed clash against Fury.
“If I get the choice, of course, I’m going with Usyk. I’ll go with Usyk, whoop Usyk and then give Ruiz a title shot. That’s how it would work. Who wouldn’t?” said Wilder to The Good Fight with Kate Abdo.
“I respect him as a fighter and as a human being. I hear a lot of great things about him. I never hear any negativity about him, and I can only judge him from the outside looking in. I’ve had some close people around him as well that said great things about him.
“I only have positive things, and like I said, in boxing, I liked him at cruiserweight more. Whenever he’s ready. I ain’t got no time to lose.”