It's a heavyweight match up that has been on the cards for quite some time, but is now finally edging closer to becoming a reality. ________________________________________________________________________________ Undefeated big hitting American Deontay Wilder (36-0-35KO) owes respected Russian contender Alexander Povetkin (30-1-22KO) a mandatory title shot at the WBC heavyweight crown, and both teams are currently locked in negotiations to make the…
Deontay Wilder Targets British Heavyweight Hitlist
The American WBC heavyweight champion is gunning for the Brits.
Currently Alabama’s WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder is in negotiations for his upcoming mandatory defense against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin, an extremely difficult bout in itself that many fancy Povetkin to win, but should he get through this stern test – he wants to fight the British heavyweights next.
Between former world champion David Haye’s return to boxing, undisputed heavyweight king Tyson Fury’s surge to prominence since beating Wladimir Klitschko, and Olympic Gold medalist Anthony Joshua’s continue rise in the sport, heavyweight boxing in the UK is at its strongest for many a year.
Wilder knows this, big time. He told Sky Sports during the week:
“I would love to fight the UK guys.”
In an intriguing short graphic put together by Sky Sports, the four way heavyweight mix between the three Brits mentioned above and WBC champ Wilder is nicely defined as follows – as things currently stand for their next fights:
As the above conveys, the heavyweight division has really come alive once again.