Jermell Charlo may have lost his undefeated record at the weekend but consensus believe he is still undefeated after a highly controversial points defeat to Tony Harrison that some have branded as a robbery.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder while speaking directly to media in attendance after the fight at the weekend has made a good point however.

When you look back at most of the great champions in boxing with the exception of the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Rocky Marciano and Joe Calzaghe, among others, most top world champions have suffered defeat at some point.

Wilder said:

“They can bring him back in an immediate rematch and come back stronger. Everybody thinks you have to be undefeated to be great but that’s a lie. All the greatest of all time, Ali, Holmes, Foreman everybody you can name lost one time. A loss can be a great thing. It all depends on what you’re mindset is.”

He added:

“It’s easy to stay on top. People always pray for your downfall to fall. The main thing is how you you see how you get the f*** back up off the ground.”

True words from the champion.

As for Wilder, next up looks like a rematch with Tyson Fury at some point in 2019.