The Bronze Bomber practices a sharp one-two with trainer Malik Scott ahead of his fight with Robert Helenius.
Not too long ago there were whisperings that Deontay Wilder, once WBC Heavyweight Champion, would retire from the sport following a conclusive loss to Tyson Fury. A comeback announcement followed by intense training videos have put those rumours firmly to rest.
The first video, posted to Instagram by Scott, shows Wilder perfecting a one-two combination whilst displaying the power that he’s known for.
Next, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ hits the track to work on his cardio. The last time he went the distance in a fight was his first meeting with Tyson Fury, ending in a controversial draw. The pair went on to share the ring twice more, with Fury claiming two victories in a row.
Wilder’s career up until that point looked like one long highlight reel of knockouts – and there’s no doubt that he will be fighting with the same aggression and goal in the future. The stamina and ability to fight for 12 rounds is something the team obviously want to have to fall back on.
Finally, Wilder shows a bigger range of punches and combos in the latest video posted by Scott. The trainer clearly has confidence in his fighter’s ability – the pair have remained friends since Wilder knocked him out inside 94 seconds back in 2014.
This comeback will mark the start of a campaign that will last three or four years before retirement, claims Wilder. He recently revealed that there were discussions with Anthony Joshua’s team to fight even before the Brit lost to Oleksandr Usyk.
First up, Wilder faces Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 15.