WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder had some words of wisdom for former champ Shannon Briggs before discussing his thoughts on current champ Wladimir Klitschko (he doesn’t give Bryant Jennings a shot) and a possible 2016 showdown (with Klitschko, not Briggs).
Bernd Bonte, the CEO of Klitschko Management Group, wasn’t impressed with Tyson Fury’s eighth-round stoppage of Christian Hammer over the weekend but he recognizes the British heavyweight contender’s marketability as a future challenger for RING champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Fans from around the world share their thoughts on Rios-Alvarado III, the fallout of Cotto-Canelo, the prospect of Canelo-Kirkland, and the NBC/Spike TV/Haymon matchups of Garcia-Peterson, Thurman-Guerrero, Broner-Molina, Berto-Lopez, and Porter-Garcia in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Although RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko didn’t see the bout, he says he’s glad Deontay Wilder won the WBC title from Bermane Stiverne.
Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title-winning decision over Bermane Stiverne generated record ratings for Showtime, the network announced. The main event of the three-fight card captured an average audience of 1.24 million viewers, the network’s fourth-highest rated fight ever.
Despite Bryant Jennings’ aspirations of bringing the world heavyweight championship back to America, WBC titlist Deontay Wilder says Jennings won’t beat RING champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Boxing historian Lee Groves believes things are finally looking up for the sport: A potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in May, a consistent presence on free network TV, and the emergence of Deontay Wilder, a charismatic, hard-punching American heavyweight titleholder.
Reflecting on his big win over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, newly-minted WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder says his prophecy has been fulfilled.
Although WBO heavyweight title mandatory challenger Tyson Fury has agreed to a fight with Christian Hammer on Feb. 28, Hammer says the undefeated Fury is making a big mistake.
Although RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s camp says a defense against Bryant Jennings is on for April 25, Jennings’ side says they haven’t yet received a contract.
Former WBC heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne was released from a Las Vegas hospital on Monday after being treated for dehydration, according to promoter Don King.
The WBC heavyweight title bout between Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder surprised fans because it went the distance. Most thought it would end in a KO, as both fighters are known for their power, but Wilder won a lopsided decision. So where does he rank now?
Former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Evander Holyfield provide their assessments of Deontay Wilder, the new WBC world titleholder, following his victory over Bermane Stiverne.
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder says he fractured his right hand during “the third or fourth round” of his WBC title-winning unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday in Las Vegas, and also fought with an injured left eye suffered during a Friday training exercise.
Fans share their enthusiasm for and criticism on American heavyweight standout Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne, and share their opinions on future showdowns against Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!