Deontay Wilder has assured fans their patience will be rewarded as he gears up to battle nemesis Dominic Breazeale this weekend.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was hoping to face Tyson Fury on May 18 until the Briton pulled out at the last minute.
Wilder also held talks with DAZN about the possibility of an undisputed unification with Anthony Joshua. Negotiations then stalled, leading to the American committing to Showtime.
As the boxing public urge all three to secure bouts in the next twelve months, Wilder believes the timing has to be right.
“May 18 is the time (for now). I think everyone is being patient with this little thing that we have going on in the heavyweight division,” he pointed out.
“Just look at it and consider this – the excitement is back in the heavyweight division. The fire is lit. I’m more excited than I’ve ever been in my career because of everything that’s going on with it.
“So I ask people just to be patient. And with patience comes time. And you’ve got to be able to even both out, patience and time because they all work together.
“You’re going to get the main fight that you guys (in America) want to see (Breazeale).”
On re-opening dialogue with Joshua and Fury, Wilder continued: “The great thing about it is that we’re all still in discussion.
“I can understand if it was a closed door and we’re not having no discussion with nobody. Then it would be something that really would be a laid out or drawn out thing.
“But everyone is still in discussion and talking. It’s just going to take a little time. But I just tell people, the fans of boxing, people that’s coming in boxing, everyone just to have patience.
“The big fights are going to happen. And you know that when the big fights happen, you know that Deontay Wilder’s involved in it.
“Most of these guys they live by the motto of less risk with high rewards. But we know that I’ve taken high risks with low rewards.
“We’ve gotten smarter. We’ve proven ourselves. And we’re doing our own thing. Like I said, we’re betting on ourselves. When I bet on myself, you’re going to get a great response.
“You’re going to get great shows out of me. And I’m looking forward to May 18,” concluded Wilder.