“I would love for him to come back. I love the kid. I like everything about him. I respect him as a fighter. First and foremost I respect all fighters, whether they are champions or not. If you get into that ring and fight, I’ll respect you. It takes a certain caliber of a person to step into that ring. That’s why I don’t like certain people calling people bums and stuff,” said the WBC champion.
Wilder will defend his heavyweight title this weekend against mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.