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Wilder Proud To Be First Heavyweight Champ On Free US TV In Over 30 Years

Published On September 24, 2015 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

This weekend Deontay Wilder will appear on network television in the United States, live on prime time via NBC. It hasn’t happened in more than 30 years and today, Wilder expressed his pride in the accomplishment.


Our man on the ground this week in Alabama, Peter Moss, caught Wilder’s reaction a short time ago at the official pre-fight press conference Stateside for the WBC heavyweight champion’s latest test against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas.

The champion also touched on range of other topics, from expressing his pride at once again fighting back in his hometown and State of Alabama, to his excitement of going back to work, to emphasizing he is not taking this weekend’s opponent lightly.

Wilder starts as a hot favorite this weekend, but as we all know, anything can happen with the heavyweights – where one punch can literally change the course of a match.

Deontay knows this well himself, only needing to go back to his most recent opponent Eric Molina who gave him a tougher fight than many expected a few months back in Alabama.

This weekend is iconic in that it marks the first time a heavyweight title fight will be on on free to air TV in the States for over 30 years, which will ensure a guaranteed huge audience for boxing in America.

Here’s what the champion has to say a short time ago when he addressed the world’s media:

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound. Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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