Former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, has made his pick for his ideal next opponent, as he aims to become a two-time champion.
Wilder’s record of forty-two knockouts in his forty-three wins has established ‘The Bronze Bomber’ as one of the deadliest punchers in the long history of the heavyweight division. However, two consecutive losses to Tyson Fury have seen the Alabama man lose his title and now the 37-year-old has begun his journey back to the top.
The Tuscaloosa legend, who’s local legacy has been cemented with a statue in his hometown, made his comeback in October, after a one year lay-off, where he starched Robert Helenius in just one round.
In an interview with ES News, Wilder was clear in his answer as to who is next on his hit-list as he aims to once again be king of the division.
“If I had to pick, of course I would go with Usyk. I mean, he’s the champion and we would go for the titles, if I had to pick.
We will go from there, but they are all great fights, future fights that we are looking forward to having a match-up with and the future is bright.”
Despite his wishes of fighting the unified champion, it seems that the Ukrainian is poised to take on his WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois in his next fight.
As for Wilder, talks for a fight between himself and Andy Ruiz Jr for the position as WBC mandatory challenger seemed to have quietened down, but the Mexican still looks the most likely next opponent, although a fight with former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou has also been mentioned as a possibility.