Deontay Wilder has named the one and only remaining goal he has in the sport of boxing.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ ended his amateur career with a bronze medal in the Olympics and then went on to pick up the WBC World Heavyweight Title against Bermaine Stiverne in 2015 – his only win that has not come by knockout, but he would stop Stiverne in a rematch for good measure.
He held on to that nelt until 2020 when he lost his second with Tyson Fury having drawn the first. The third bout saw him lose again and, since then, he has fought just once – a first round knockout of Robert Helenius in October 2022.
Speaking to October Red, the fearsome puncher outlined what he has his sights set on for the rest of his career.
“These last few years have been nothing short of trying to be patient. I’m on a goal. My goal is to unify the [titles].”
Wilder then claimed he has achieved everything else but owning all four major titles is the thing that excites him going forward.
“I have everything I want in life. I even have a damn statue. Most of my accomplishments have been set in stone, but to add undisputed heavyweight champion to that is like the icing on the cake. So why can you have your ice cream and eat your cake as well? So that’s my motivation for everything. I will get to that point.”
The first step on that road is winning in Saudi Arabia and then he must stay more active should he wish to manoeuvre himself into position for world titles.
All the belts are currently tied up with Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, who are preparing to fight for the undisputed crown Wilder so desires in February. The belts are expected to fragment thereafter, so the American may have his hands full bringing them back together again.