A former heavyweight champion has said he is coming back after and will be ‘stronger’ than before.
Long periods out of the ring can be hugely damaging to a boxer’s career momentum, and even when they do return to fighting in the squared ring it can take time to shake off ring rust and get back to top form.
Deontay Wilder will be conscious of this. The former WBC Heavyweight Champion hasn’t fought since an easy first-round knockout of Robert Helenius back in October of 2022, and before that it was October of 2021 when he last fought in the second of two losses to Tyson Fury following a draw in the pair’s first fight.
Since then he has long been linked with fights with Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, though neither has materialised.
Speaking to Blue Blood Sports TV, Wilder stated that he will soon be back in the ring and better than ever.
“I am coming back, I will be back. And this time even stronger than before, you understand me. And I’m looking forward to every moment of it. We just flawless right now, enjoying life and enjoying the kids and staying ready at all times.”
He then turned his attention to the politics of boxing, saying it’s harder to deal with than the fighting itself.
“It’s one of the most toughest businesses in the world because it has no structure. It goes all types of directions. Even when you think you got something solid and sealed and delivered, somebody can throw a wild card in there and mess it all up. The most difficult part of boxing is the business itself. We need one governing body to control this circus.”