19
Nov
2019

Deontay Wilder apologizes for ‘wanting a body’ comments

Joshua v Wilder 06/04/2018

World Boxing Council President says that WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has apologized for the comment that he wanted a body on his record.

That comment rightly brought down a welter of criticism on heavyweight Wilder’s head.

Wilder had said: “I want a body on my record. I want one. I want one, I really do. That’s the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ he wants one. I always tell people, when I’m in the ring, like I’m the ‘Bronze Bomber.’

“Everything about me changes. I don’t get nervous, I don’t get scared, I don’t get butterflies, I don’t have no feelings towards the man I’m gonna fight.

“I come here for one thing, and that’s to knock you out and go back home. The power that I have, man; it’s easy to be able to do so. My power is so crazy that I don’t even know the (strength) of it.

“I can only imagine me getting into a fight in the street. It’d be crazy. If I’m putting on 10-ounce gloves and hitting guys like I hit Szpilka, when I came here in Brooklyn and fought him, he was dead three to five seconds. Just imagine. That’s what I don’t condone — violence outside the ring. I don’t wanna see it.

“(My hand) is registered. It’s just like having a pistol for me. If I’m at harm, or harm come at me and threaten me, I have the right to defend myself,” he added.

Mauricio Sulaiman has commented on the matter after speaking to Wilder himself: “When I say if I do this, my Mother is going to kill me. Of course, she isn’t going to kill me, but it’s a statement,” he explained.

“Deontay is very sorry about how this all transpired and how it was taken and he’s going to take immediate action about that.”

Turning to the prospect of Wilder Vs Joshua, he said: “That’s what we want to see…two undefeated champions.

“If you look at their KO ratio it’s absolutely outstanding. This is a dream fight and let’s hope it happens.”

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