The ever-charismatic Don King was on hand to add his usual razzmatazz to the final press conference for Deontay Wilder’s first defense of the WBC heavyweight title against Eric Molina on Saturday night.
King, who promoted Muhammad Ali v George Foreman back in 1974, gave his views on the fight which sees overwhelming favourite Wilder face underdog Molina in what many believe will be a one-sided and early victory for the champion.
“We’re going to have a terrific fight here in Alabama on Saturday night,” predicted King.
“Deontay Wilder has proven to be a tremendous fighter and he last proved it on January 17. I’m certain that Wilder doesn’t mean to transfer the belt like Bermane Stiverne did.”
On Molina’s chances, King added: “Texans have an out of the box way of thinking, they just take what they want. You’re going to have an unstoppable force against the unmovable object. Only one will win.”
Wilder v Molina headlines an action-packed bill at the Bartow Arena that also sees former IBO super featherweight champion Jose Pedraza face Andrey Klimov and Ivan Redkach battle Dejan Zlaticanin in a WBC lightweight title final eliminator.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Bruno Event Team are on sale now. Tickets start at only $25 with the best seats in the house going for $200. VIP packages are also available. To purchase tickets fans should visit alabamatitlefight.com. Tickets are selling fast and a sellout is anticipated.