WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder has given Floyd Mayweather some words of warning ahead of his latest comeback.

Mayweather stunned the boxing and indeed wider sports worlds yesterday announcing that he’ll fight in Japan on New Year’s against an undefeated, much smaller, much younger, kick boxer.

A baffling situation to most within boxing really.

Speaking to TMZ, Wilder said of the fight:

“Yes for sure (Floyd can ruin his legacy with this) because the thing about it is people only remember the last thing you’ve done. Just imagine me, I’ve knocked out 39 guys this is going to be my 40th one (Tyson Fury). Just say this is my last fight ever and I just go the 12 rounds or I lose, nobody will remember all the knockouts up to this point (before that). They are just going to remember the loss and stuff. That’s why when we are in boxing we need to retire on top because anything can happen and if it does happen – people are only going to remember that.”

Mayweather’s fight is understood to be under boxing rules and will take place in Tokyo on December 31st with more details to be confirmed soon.

Wilder fights Tyson Fury on December 1st in LA in his next defence of his WBC heavyweight title.