WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder is currently preparing for his next fight on March 3rd against Cuban Luis Ortiz.
It was a fight that was meant to happen last year but frustratingly for Wilder it was put back after a failed doping test by Ortiz.
This frustration in 2017 nearly boiled over for Wilder who openly admitted it was a personally very challenging year for him.
Speaking on television on Sky Sports News – Wilder elaborated on how the public do not understand what boxers go through in his opinion:
“People will never understand what we go through as fighters. They think we’re just robots. We fight and then we got to fight this next fight. But they don’t see the hard work, they don’t see the dedication, they don’t see the training. All the sacrifice that we have to go through. Especially when we have kids. Many times we go without seeing our children. Thank god for face time. Being able to see the kids that way. But there’s nothing like being intimate with them. Having that one on one personal time.”
Wilder is hoping that 2018 will be his breakout year in terms of finally landing the big fight he wants with Anthony Joshua.
Joshua faces WBO champion Joseph Parker on March 31st and should he win (and Wilder beat Ortiz) a fight between him and Wilder is thought to be aimed at for later this year.