DEONTAY WILDER: “If I’m Not The Best Then Bring Me Who Is”
DEONTAY WILDER: “If I’m Not Then Best Then Bring Me Who Is”
By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
November 5, 2017
Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) –
“One Champion! One Face! One Name! He goes by the name: Deontay Wilder!”
Two minutes and fifty-nine seconds of the first round. That’s all it took for the Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) to retain his WBC Heavyweight Championship and knockout the only man that have ever gone the full twelve round distance with him, former WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stirvene (25-3-1, 21 KOs).
The mere fact that Wilder can blast through his opponents with such force and velocity has many people in the boxing world hoping that a unification championship fight will take place soon with England’s Anthony Joshua (the current WBA (Super), IBO, IBF Heavyweight Champion). Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) is a young champion and has knocked out all his opponents, including the future Hall of Fame Boxing Inductee Wladimir Klitschko, who himself dominated the heavyweight division for many years.
The difference between both men, in this writer’s opinion, is that Joshua has yet to reach his prime. Although Joshua has faced many men in battle and has won Olympic gold for his country, he has yet to face the likes of a man, such as Wilder, who is a pure “knockout artist.”
There’s no denying the skill of both fighter’s ability to knockout their respective opponents, but there is a certain formality in which both men carry that skillset. As Joshua exhibits patience in looking to breakdown his opponents to score a win, Wilder focuses on taking his opponent out with one calculated punch.
Now the time has come for both men to face one another. Both men have defeated their mandatory challengers and now the only thing that stands in the way of this mega fight taking place is the negotiation factor. Wilder has expressed his desire to travel abroad and take on Joshua in his home country:
“I declare war upon you (Anthony Joshua),” Wilder said, “I will come over to the United Kingdom.”
“Do you accept my challenge? I’ve been waiting for a long time; I know I’m the champion; I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?”
“I want Joshua,” Wilder said, “The world wants Joshua and Wilder. No more dodging, no more excuses.”
Hopefully this mega-championship fight can be made during the upcoming year as Wilder’s main goal is to become the only “Heavyweight Champion of the world.”