Deontay Wilder has claimed that fighters need ‘extra help’ to get in the ring with him, and that any competitor using performance enhancing drugs is ‘scared and insecure.’
‘The Bronze Bomber’ brought a world heavyweight title to America after the longest period in the history of the sport that the country had been without one. After five years of holding the WBC belt, he fell short to Tyson Fury.
Now looking to get back in the mix at the very top of the division, he’s confident that no man – at least those competing clean – can match him. He told ES News that those who wanted to fight him might seek extra help in the form of steriods.
“With me, you’re going to have to need extra help. And I ain’t talking about just you by yourself. Get the extra help. Y’all believe in that shoot shoot. Y’all believe in that. Because that ain’t going to go nowhere in the sport.
The knockout-artist from Alabama went on to address the doping situation in the sport more generally, claiming it’s pointless paying testing agencies when the use of PEDs is ‘going nowhere.’
We can stop talking about that. We can stop paying these drugs people, VADAs – we can stop paying that. These type of stuff ain’t going nowhere in this business. Why they get the steroids? Because of the fear. It’s fear. Cause if you wasn’t scared, like me, you ain’t got to.
They get on this because they’re insecure and they’re scared, bro. And that’s just it … I’m going to knock you out and I’m gonna show you I can do it just with myself. I ain’t need no help. I ain’t got to have no tampered gloves, I ain’t got to have nothing inside in my ass, I ain’t gotta take nothing that go down my throat.
Doping has long been discussed in the sport, and many high profile fighters with high profile cases have found themselves in the spotlight – although fans are often disappointed with inconsistencies in punishments and consequences.