Wilder Focuses Scorn On Joshua
Even though he has possibly two more opponents until he and Anthony Joshua may finally face off, Deontay Wilder has warned the former world heavyweight champion to prepare for a “totally different beast.”
“Joshua knew he would lose one day,” Wilder said of Joshua’s shocking knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this year. “When it was time he handed his belts over to Ruiz Jr – he literally transferred the belts to this man.
“For me? My mindset is different. I’m a totally different king, a totally different beast,” Wilder continued.
“I’m fighting for one champion, one face, one name – the [undisputed] champion. Nobody will get in my way, nobody.”
Unbeaten Wilder said of his rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23rd. “He hit me with everything but the kitchen sink – shots that usually put people down, but I’m a different beast.”
“The seventh round was an amazing time for me because it allowed me to see what I’m made of. Under the conditions, I was proud of myself for handling it… He had 40 seconds and he couldn’t do it. He threw everything, and I had the flu.”
“This is what it’s all about,” Wilder said of the firefights he’s had the past few years. “The heavyweight division, the big boys, the heavy hitters – where one hit can end everything, no matter how hard a person has worked. No matter how many weeks, how many months. One blow can end it all, and we already know I am the hardest hitter in boxing history.”
Report: Sky Sports