We cover WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder regularly and unlike some people, always give him a fair shake and acknowledge his standing in the heavyweight division, but a remark he made this week has to be called out on – in fairness.
Wilder is known for his bone shuddering power and exciting fight style in the ring.
Like his name, a wild one, but a tremendously thrilling one to watch that more often than not leads to someone laying flat on their back.
Just what fight fans want to see from a heavyweight champion, at the end of the day. As brutal as it sounds.
But the difference between this and someone actually getting killed in the ring is obviously massive.
Boxing has sadly had a few warriors lost these past few years from tragic instances in the ring and this comment from Deontay Wilder is getting absolutely smashed to pieces online by fight fans at the moment:
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 30, 2018
Here’s how Liverpool heavyweight Tony Bellew responded, as well as some others withing the boxing community:
If this is true? He’s a disgrace! A lot of fighters have a family there providing for so does this mean he wants to kill the father of a child? Senseless idiot! I didn’t have him down as this tbh.. When I met him last found him to be quite bright! Sad if it’s true. https://t.co/UISMyzEFhH
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) March 31, 2018
It’s a load of bollocks. He’s just trying to play it down because he knows he should never have said it.
— Ricky Keogh (@RickyKeogh) March 31, 2018
Ways to end someone’s career without hurting or killing someone
— Danny Connor Graham (@Doy9509) March 31, 2018