Deontay Wilder sees Tyson Fury fight catchphrase take on a life of it’s own
Deontay Wilder has seen his popularity grow by the day, proved by the catchphrase picked up during his last fight with Tyson Fury.
The WBC Heavyweight World Champion reveals the true meaning behind his ‘Til this day” sound bite that went viral in this exclusive clip from ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE.
The latest installment of the Sports Emmy® Award-winning series premiered last week on SHOWTIME.
In the clip, Wilder tours the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. A city with deep civil rights history. He explains what led him to react the way he did in the widely-spread video where he emotionally stated that the fight for equality continues to this day.
“That was the most powerful thing I’ve ever said in my life because I’m seeing the reaction. The reflection it’s having on people’s lives,” says Wilder of the soundbite that went viral prior to his December matchup with Fury.
“I’m not perfect. But I will use my platform for the greater good.”
Wilder will attempt to make the ninth successful defense of his WBC Heavyweight World Championship on Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. A matchup of two American heavyweights with a combined 90 percent knockout ratio takes place.
ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE immediately precedes a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader headlined by undefeated blue-chip featherweight prospect Ruben Villa taking on Luis Alberto Lopez.
In addition to the latest releasse, the network will offer digital daily installments of ALL ACCESS DAILY: WILDER vs. BREAZEALE during fight week.
The digital shorts will deliver the franchise’s signature access and storytelling in the final days before the heavyweight showdown beginning Wednesday, May 15 on the network’s social media channels.
ABOUT WILDER VS. BREAZEALE
Wilder vs. Breazeale is headlined by Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder. He defends his WBC title against top contender Dominic Breazeale Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™. Presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. defending his title against former world champion Kiko Martínez. Plus unbeaten super lightweight contender Juan Heráldez squaring-off against former world champion Argenis Méndez in a 10-round attraction.
Tickets for this BombZquad event can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets also can be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP. The Heraldez vs. Mendez fight is co-promoted with Mayweather Promotions.