Wilder: “I’ve Never Heard Of Otto Wallin”
Looking at Tyson Fury’s opponent for this Saturday night, Deontay Wilder wonders what Fury is thinking.
“It was very important to me to set my legacy, to stake my claim in this heavyweight division,” Wilder told Boxing Scene about his upcoming rematch against Luis Ortiz.
“I’m not in the business of having low opposition. I’m the heavyweight champion of the world, man. And that means a lot to me. That says a lot for me. I’m just looking to have big fights. You know what I mean? I ain’t got time for these low-opposition guys. You know what I mean? Good luck on their opportunities, coming up, but right now, I’m at the top and I’m trying to unify the division. With that said, I must continue to fight the best of the best.”
With Ortiz, Fury, and Dominic Breazeale as his most recent opponents, Wilder has stepped up against some world-class boxers, even if Breazeale was a massive underdog.
“You know, Fury’s not the best,” Wilder said of his once and future opponent. “That’s why ESPN can give him low opposition. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. How you gonna try and build a guy from a whole other country, here in America, when you know in America we don’t put up with bullsh*t, with these low-opposition guys, especially from another country. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. But, you know, every dog has his day. It’s always an expiration date on everything. And before it’s my time, I’m just trying to make sure I do the right things, fight the right people, and give the fans what they wanna see – amazing and exciting fights.”
“I don’t know nothing about him,” Wilder said of undefeated Swede Otto Wallin, who fights Fury on September 14th.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of him, or even heard his name. So, we’ll see what he’s got. This is an opportunity for him to make a name for himself. So, I wish him luck. If he can go in there and stop Fury, go in there and do that. Do exactly that. Don’t worry about nothing else. Go in there and knock him out.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene