Deontay Wilder Promises He Will Return To The Ring
Former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, confirmed on Wednesday that he will not be retiring.
After his loss to Tyson Fury last October, Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) confirmed he will be returning to the ring during a statue ceremony in his honor in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
“I can’t stop right here. I must continue my journey. I have to, I have to,” Wilder told his fans.
Wilder held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, making 10 successful defenses. It wasn’t until Wilder faced off against Fury that he finally met his match.
It would be best for Wilder to continue his career sooner than later, as the longer the gap, the harder it will most likely be for him to regain his form.
It would also be in his interest for him to cut down on his weight from the 230 range back down to around 219 to 223 lbs. Many saw Wilder as tired and sluggish during his match with Fury, and this is widely attributed to his weight gain.
Wilder could be in for some interesting fights with the likes of Joe Joyce, Oleksandr Usyk, or Andy Ruiz Jr, and if he can get his weight back down, he will have a much better chance of getting back on top.