News | Sep 23 2015

Deontay Wilder laughs off criticism from Wladimir Klitschko

Deontay Wilder is not taking Wladimir Klitschko's comments seriously
Deontay Wilder
Wilder  |  Stephanie Trapp/Showtime

DEONTAY WILDER has hit back at Wladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian criticised Wilder’s WBC world heavyweight title defence against Johann Duhaupas on Saturday night [September 26].

After retaining his title against the unheralded Eric Molina in June – putting in a lackluster performance – many have criticised Wilder’s decision to face Duhaupas, who has suffered losses to Francesco Pianeta and Erkan Teper.

WBO, IBF and WBA Super world champion Klitschko recently urged Wilder to face better opposition, but the unbeaten American claims he laughed off Wladimir’s comments.