WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s brother Marsellos returns to the ring this weekend in a must-win match-up in Texas.
The cruiserweight shockingly lost last time out via fourth round stoppage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilder’s reverse to 6-12 William Deets ended hopes of an appearance on the Chris Eubank Jr. v James DeGale Pay-Per-View in the United Kingdom.
Pressure on Marsellos’ shoulders was immense for a 3-0 professional in his last fight. Nerves which could have played a huge part in his maiden loss.
Now dusted down and back to the drawing board, Wilder has to prove he has what it takes by putting together a run of impressive victories.
On the Errol Spence v Mikey Garcia undercard at the AT & T Stadium, Wilder gets the chance to save his career moving forward.
Another defeat would be absolutely devastating for the 29 year-old and end his boxing stint before it’s really begun.
Speaking prior to this Saturday’s comeback, Wilder has vowed to take his frustrations out on his opponent.
“I appreciate you all with a big heart for that support that’s been shown during my time of disappointment. (I’ve) a huge lesson learned. Thank you,” said Wilder.
“God works in mysterious ways on how (he’s) blessing you with a lesson. But leading you to better doors preparing you to walk straight through them.
“Everything I believe from the start I believe it two times more. Being confident in everything I do, I feel the drip even more.
“Words can’t express the blood boil I feel. Come March 16 in Dallas, Texas I will be performing on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr. versus Mikey Garcia at the AT&T Stadium. I will make all the necessary adjustments to allow myself to rise to my winning ways.
“I give God the glory for it all, walking by faith to reach it all,” he added.
Standing in the opposite corner will be 0-2 Mark Sanchez as Wilder bids to stay in the game and move on to the next one.