Deontay Wilder is preparing for his fight against Joseph Parker in just a few weeks, but the usually-confident ‘Bronze Bomber’ has admitted that his fellow former champion has a ‘great chance’ of pulling off the upset.
Wilder has competed in just one round of boxing since losing to Tyson Fury in October 2021, stopping Robert Helenius with seconds to go in the opening round of their bout last year.
After another spell of inactivity, Wilder is aiming to tee-up a showdown with Anthony Joshua before mounting a world title challenge.
Before that can happen he remains fully-focused on Parker, who he told Instant Casino has a ‘great chance’ of victory.
“Otto Wallin has got a huge chance to upset the fight [with Anthony Joshua]. Everyone has got a chance, it depends what dog they bring to the fight and how hungry they are on the night. Even Parker, he has a great deal of a chance, no matter how hard I hit, or what I possess.
“He has as much chance as I, because I still have to perform and bring my training and preparation. Parker has stated many times that he’s a new man and new fighter, and when we came face-to-face he looked very confident.
“He really believed in his words and after feeling his energy, it allowed me to come home and train even harder, because I know what I am up against. That’s all a fighter wants from another fighter – that they come and they bring their best.
“I’m coming to bring my all, you’re looking at a man that is willing to die in the ring, I’ve proved that many times and it’s not going to stop until the end of my career.”
Wilder-Parker will take place on December 23 on card that also features Joshua-Otto Wallin and can be streamed live on DAZN PPV.