Deontay Wilder Deserves Another Chance, Says WBC President
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said that Deontay Wilder deserves another chance. Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion ended when he lost to Tyson Fury last February. Sulaiman said that Wilder is the top contender for the WBC title.
According to a bookie pay per head blog, Deontay Wilder requested for a rematch with Tyson Fury. However, both parties haven’t shared any details. The WBC hopes that they can resolve things soon. They want to see the two fight in the ring with the WBC title on the line again.
Sulaiman said that Wilder is a vital element of WBC’s future. The boxer is loyal and a WBC champion for five years. Also, he added that Wilder has an excellent knockout ratio. Thus, Sulaiman hopes that Wilder gets another chance.
Deontay Wilder Deserves Another Chance
Wilder gave Tyson Fury a chance, and the latter won by knocking Wilder out. Thus, Wilder deserves an opportunity. The WBC hopes that the two fighters can agree next year.
According to sportsbook pay per head reports, promoter Eddie Hearns wants to secure two fights between Fury and Anthony Joshua in 2021. Thus, Wilder needs to wait a little bit longer for his shot at the title.
According to boxing analysts, Wilder missed his chance for a title fight in 2021. The earliest Wilder can fight the champion again is in 2022. Joshua will put the IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight titles on the line when he fights Kubrat Pulev on December 12. Also, Joshua said that Wilder was used to winning, that he didn’t know how to handle his defeat.
On the other hand, Fury’s next opponent is still unknown. There were talks that Carlos Takam will be his next opponent. However, Fury’s camp postponed his next fight from December to some time in 2021.