Former NFL Star Brandon Marshall: I’ll Outclass Deontay Wilder If I Get The Opportunity
Former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall thinks he can give Deontay Wilder a boxing clinic.
Wilder is a former WBC Heavyweight Champion. He’s amassed a pro boxing record of 42-1-1. In 41 of those victories, Wilder knocked his opponent out. “The Bronze Bomber” is coming off the only loss in his career to Tyson Fury via seventh-round TKO.
Marshall has dabbled in the sweet science but he’s never had a pro bout. Despite never mixing it up with boxers on a pro level, the former NFL star still believes he’d school Wilder if the two ever share the ring. Here’s what Marshall told TMZ Sports.
“Deontay Wilder, I’m gonna outbox him, I’m gonna outclass him if I ever get that opportunity.”
Marshall responded to boxing legend Evander Holyfield comparing him to Wilder.
“You can’t compare me to Deontay Wilder, I’m not Deontay Wilder. Deontay Wilder, obviously, we know him for his power. he’s a freak athlete. But what I’d say, I would challenge Deontay Wilder to dive a little deeper into the sweet science, and that’s where I think I separate myself from a lot of these heavyweights.”
This isn’t the first time Marshall has teased making his boxing debut. Back in the fall of 2019, Marshall made an Instagram post saying he would do the “unthinkable” and make a heavyweight run. That post was later deleted.
Fight fans have been left to wonder what will happen next with Wilder. He is in the process of taking legal action against Fury’s team in an attempt to prevent Fury vs. Anthony Joshua from happening. Wilder insists that his rematch clause is still in effect, while Fury’s team argues the clause expired.