Deontay Wilder is open for business and remains one of the hottest boxing attractions in his post-Tyson Fury chapter | Boxing News

Boxing is proud of its sweet science. With its pretentious pretensions, its sonorous-blind-end pickpockets, its ring IQ, its south-foot orthodox alternation, its reliance on moderating ferocity with discipline.

Fascination and fandom around Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury stem in part from their mastery of such, some of whom Anthony Joshua struggled and struggled to mirror in the September title-conceding defeat to the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Vasyl Lomachenko similarly forces his movement and mechanics, Andre Ward dominated the super-heavyweight division with clinics in distance and ring control, Floyd Mayweather Jr built an epoch-making career in bubble blistering and arguably the greatest bob-and-tissue defense. in history.

Boxing technicians are applauded and admired for the way they shine brutality with cunning.

But sometimes there is a simple old thunderous, self-fed fist power. Sometimes there’s Deontay Wilder, whose plan-breaking fists remain one of the hottest and most exclusive sport tickets in town, and will continue to do so until the day he hangs up his gloves.

It looks like that day will come soon after the 36-year-old stressed his intentions to return to the ring to regain his world title.

“I can’t stop now. I have to keep going,” Wilder said at the inauguration of a life-size statue of him in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama this week. “I love you so much. I can’t end it that way. This journey is not over. I must continue my journey.”

Who's next for Deontay Wilder?
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Who’s next for Wilder?

What ‘The Bronze Bomber’ might be missing in finesse compared to those around him at the top of the heavy division, which he often made up for with the most gigantic knockout threat in the heavy division.

Fury treated him with the respect he guaranteed by hiring coach Sugarhill Steward to help unlock his own knockout groove capable of preventing the American, knowing stopping him meant knocking him down, knowing trying to stop him meant fireworks.

Behind Fury himself, the Gypsy King’s sixth-round knockout victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley thought of none as positively as Wilder, who dropped the WBC champion four times across his trilogy, while Whyte endured a night of frustration.

Faced with turbulence against stern Luis Ortiz he raised his notch to overweight the Cuban, and shattered Dominic Breazeale’s best-arranged dodging plans in one round with a perfect right hand with which few could live.

Boxing is best when it can offer Wilder’s explosiveness to change any fight with one punch, and because of the thorn he poses as to other title-hunting heavyweights. He never strayed from his identity, and although it may not always pay off, it makes him one of the box office distractors of martial arts.

Fury recovers after a knockout against Wilder
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Tyson Fury recovers from a knockout against Wilder

Wilder has not fought since his 11th round knockout defeat against Fury in the third meeting of their trilogy last October, after which he was required to undergo hand surgery.

Despite consecutive losses he remains the No. 1 ranked challenger in the WBC rankings, with World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman recently confirming to Sky Sports that Wilder could fight for the vacant zone was Fury to retire.

“He takes it easy, he weighs his plans for the future, he has had a very busy reign as champion, two knockout losses against Fury, difficult but he has matured and he is doing very well,” added Sulaiman. “He’s having fun with his wife, he’s enjoying life, but I’m sure he’ll be back.

“He’s one of those fighters you rarely see in the ring who has the ability to knock someone unconscious with one punch and he’s had a lot of exciting fights. He’s a great fighter and a great person.

“I’m sure he’ll fight this year.”

Wilder currently sits 42-2-1 in his career having successfully defended his WBC title 10 times during his five-year reign as heavyweight champion, improving on that of the great Muhammed Ali, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko and Joe Frazier, all of whom claimed. nine winning defenses.

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Fury coach Sugarhill Steward explains some of the reasons behind the fighter’s retirement, but will not rule out a return.

Defeat to Fury was not all and there are coveted fights yet to be made, among those may be a heavy throw with Whyte in the midst of his own ongoing quest for a world championship.

While the Brixton fighter has his sights set on avenging losses to both Fury and Joshua, he is also seemingly open to what marks as a lucrative Wilder contest.

“I still want to fight the best,” Whyte told Sky Sports last month. “Listen, win, lose or draw on Saturday, I would have a few more fights against the best guys and then retire. I still want to do the same. Nothing has changed.

“I don’t know what Wilder is doing. I just need to come back and I want to fight all the ones I’ve lost again and try to avenge my losses.”

As far as flying fists and street fighting grit go, it teases the features of a thriller with similarities to that of Whyte’s two wars against Derek Chisora.

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Dillian Whyte was left frustrated by what he felt was an “illegal push” in his defeat against Fury but insists he can come back strong to challenge for world title titles again.

The winner of Joseph Parker and the final clash of Joe Joyce threatens as another option, though one may be for a lower down the line given the postponement of the battle; Andy Ruiz Jr could move into the picture as a logical indoor home after his planned August attack on Ortiz; and Otto Wallin’s promoter, whose claim to fame leaves a cut to Fury’s eye in 2019, has expressed the Swede’s interest in going head-to-head with Wilder.

Elsewhere, undefeated Jared Anderson awaits his first high-profile challenge, with promoter Bob Arum suggesting in January that the 22-year-old will be the “one guy equipped to win” Wilder by the end of this year.

Usyk, meanwhile, presents an interesting Fury-like challenge with a similar skill but inferior size, and Joshua may be one of the few able to challenge Wilder’s power, the availability of both, however, probably depends on whether Fury is looking for the winner of their rematch for unquestionable goodness.

Untitled Wilder remains one of boxing’s top attractions, and his post-Fury chapter could be the most exciting to date.

Few will want a piece of Wilder, most will need a piece of Wilder if they want to reach the top.

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