News | Oct 26 2017

Deontay Wilder admits Anthony Joshua is ‘the ultimate goal’

Deontay Wilder declares that he will quit the sport if he loses to Bermane Stiverne on November 4, writes John Dennen
Deontay Wilder
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DEONTAY WILDER was the future once. Back in January 2015 he won the WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne. That remains the closest he got to a defining fight. Now, after Luis Ortiz failed a drug test, he finds himself rematching Stiverne on November 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“Well, the world knows that I’m not scared of Bermane.  Bermane don’t have nothing that he possesses that makes me fear him,” Wilder said.In fact, not only just him, I’m not scared of no man on this earth. I’m too protected by God to be scared of any man. If I was scared, I wouldn’t be in this sport.”

Rambling he continued, “Scared is not in my definition. I ain’t even scared of death, so why would I be scared of a human being? Because death is something that is promised to us that we cannot avoid.