Deontay Wilder has weighed in on a potential undisputed fight between welterweight world champions Errol Spence and Terence Crawford – and it’s no surprise to hear Wilder will be backing his PBC stablemate if the fight does materialise.
The former WBC world heavyweight champion was keen to affirm he had no ill feeling towards Crawford, but told The Last Stand podcast that his loyalties lay firmly with Spence.
“I love both fighters but I got to go with my brother, Errol Spence. It’s nothing personal against anyone else.
I’m going with Errol all day long on that one.”
Speaking further on the prospective fight, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ expressed concerns that the drawn-out negotiation process and build up could potentially have an effect.
“That’s gonna be one hell of a fight. I just hope and pray that when the fight does come to pass that it’s a dramatic and exciting fight.
Sometimes you can get fights that have the anticipation, the energy and feel of being great and then when it happens our hopes were so high that it doesn’t give us what we wanted.
I only say that because of the length of time it’s taken for this thing to happen”
There are rumours that the fighters’ teams are finally closing in on a date in November for the legacy defining fight, the winner of which would arguably go down as one of the best American fighters of a generation.
As for Wilder, he looks to get back into contention with the heavyweight elite when he returns from a year long layoff against dangerous Finn Robert Helenius on October 15th.