The Prince of the punch Deontay Wilder it could be argued…. should be The king of sting, he should be the undisputed heavyweight kingpin by now but if not for wladimir klitschko and Tyson Fury avoiding him and making it impossible.
Before you puff out your chests and collectively shake your head’s let me present the Facts….and my case .
January 2015, Deontay Wilder won the WBC Heavy Weight Championship from Bermaine Stiveren, In the ring that night he let the world know in no uncertain terms he wanted to unify the division with klitschko , wlad at that time was negotiating a fight with Bryant Jennings to take place in new York at the MSG in the February of 2015, during that time klitschko was asked about a possible unifying fight with Deontay Wilder for the only Heavy Weight Championship title he never possessed the WBC green belt a belt his brother held during their championship tenure .
“I think it’s a logical way to think,” Klitschko told espn.com. “The belt I never had would be nice to have. I need to say I’m in the driver’s seat. He just won the title. He needs to defend it, but I hope this fight happens sooner than later. I know he has decision-makers behind him. We’ll see what happens, but it’s a logical step to have a unification fight, absolutely yes.
“I’d rather fight with Wilder in a pay-per-view fight, and it would be nice to have another belt. But there’s one heavyweight champion for a long time. If anyone wants to get it, they need to get to me. Do I look forward to it? Yes. Am I desperate for it? No. Is it interesting for the public? Yes.
“Let’s see how things develop. Later there will be time to consider Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder fights, but now is not the time to talk about that. I cannot underestimate Jennings”
Do we know who Waldimir chose instead of unifing and getting the only belt he never possessed, yes Tyson Fury. He didn’t even attempted to become undisputed champion like the many legends before him.
Many blame Shelley Finkel because of an article from January 2015 in which he stated “I wanted Wilder to develop more and take baby steps”
I believe Shelley was protecting his cash cow in wlad thinking klitschko had more time after he beat Tyson Fury.
Finkel was at the time both Wilder and klitschko’s manager . So most of anything Shelley Finkel said at this time contradicts itself.
“If it was tomorrow, I could beat him,” Wilder recently told Forbes. “I’ve improved so much since 2012, and he’s declining. He’s getting older. He’s not going to be the same as he was. We know each other, and I know how to beat him. I know what it takes. He doesn’t have as much energy as I do. I’m the toughest, the strongest and the fastest heavyweight he’s faced.”
Deontay Wilder went so far as to say, he offered Tyson Fury a title fight after beating John Molina in the hope of taking Tyson Fury off the table and leaving Wlad as the only option of fighting him for the undisputed championship. Even Frank Warren admitted fury and team Wilder were in negotiations.
“Wilder won the title last weekend with a decisive victory over Bermane Stiverne and has already name checked Britain’s best ranked heavyweight – Tyson Fury – as a potential opponent. Now, Frank Warren has revealed that negotiations between the two parties have already started and the fight could come as quickly as this summer. ”
So Deontay Wilder obviously tried to unify with wladimir klitschko and made an offer to Fury. Ask yourselves, what else does this guy (WILDER) have to do to get in the mix with top competition in the division and stop being avoided.
wladimir klitschko should have chosen to unify with Deontay Wilder instead of his mandatory Tyson Fury . This is why i honestly believe Deontay Wilder is the most feared Heavyweight in the division.