“I’m definitely looking forward to being the next heavyweight champion of the world,” said undefeated prospect Deontay Wilder, who will face ex-beltholder Sergei Liakhovich on Aug. 9 at The Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif.
The co-manager of Robert Guerrero has expressed extreme confidence heading into Saturday night’s clash with pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect, Deontay Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist takes a mark of 27-0 with as many knockouts into an April 27 clash against aging 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison.
Deontay Wilder is 27-0 with 27 knockouts: “I’m trying to delete all of the American heavyweights. I’m trying to get rid of all of them so that I can become just that main one.”
Tyson Fury, who makes his U.S. debut against Steve Cunningham on NBC on April 20, has a personality as big as his 6-foot-9 body, and he’s never at a loss for brash words. “As Jesus Christ is my savior, I am the savior of the heavyweight divison,” he says.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner showdown will likely happen on HBO while discussing upcoming fights with the media after Hopkins-Cloud. Schaefer also talked about potential heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tony Thompson.
It was a very interesting fight week with stimulating discussions from the Ratings Panel, which resulted in movement in several divisions. The Panel’s input included their approval of the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Roberto Guerrero welterweight fight being for the vacant RING 147-pound title.
Heavyweight prospect David Price says he’ll be looking to stop Tony Thompson, the former title challenger he fights on Feb. 23, but he’s prepared to go the distance. Regarding a showdown with British rival, Tyson Fury, he said: “I believe I win the fight by knockout.”