Deontay Wilder truly is a man on a mission ahead of his defining fight against Tyson Fury on Saturday night.
The American, who defends his 40-0 record and WBC title into the bargain, believes any man in front of him at The Staples Center would be destroyed.
“It means everything to me. Like I said before it allows me to feel like my hard work that I’ve put in for so many years, so many years, hasn’t gone in vain,” said Wilder.
“I’ve worked my ass off to get to this very point in my life and now I’m here.
“I’m not going to cry over spoiled milk or what’s in the past, I’m only going to celebrate and be happy and reflect off of my energy in a positive way of what’s going on with me right now.
“That’s all I can focus about – what’s right now. Right now is the biggest fight in the world in the heavyweight division. We’re going to bring out all the stars.
“So I cannot wait. This is my moment; this is my opportunity. I don’t care what man that I may face come December the 1st. If it wasn’t Tyson Fury it could be anyone; no one is going to beat me on this special occasion, on this special day. I don’t care who it is. No one.
“I’ve been waiting on this. I do it for my children and ain’t no single man is going to be able to come in and be able to do anything to me.
“I don’t care what type of record he has, I don’t care what type of skill level he thinks he’s at, that don’t matter. When you get in the ring, all that goes out the window; it doesn’t matter.
“You’re going to see what happens. I know what I’m going to do, I know what I’m capable of doing. Every word that I speak, I keep it real with people.
I’m the realest champion in the world. Like I said, I’m real with it. Some people can’t handle real, it gets too real for them.
“But when you’re in this game right here, when you’re in this business of fights, having to be a gladiator, having to show your strength and be a king, better understand everything I say, I mean. You’re all in for a treat,” he added.
December 1st’s SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION streams live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
ABOUT WILDER vs. FURY
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.