Recently, former world heavyweight champion American Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) said that he had already done enough to be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame 5 years after his retirement.
Upon learning of this, the British promoter Eddie Hearn expressed his point of view on the words of the boxer. In short, the functionary has a different opinion. And not only in relation to Wilder.
“Oh my God. Did he say he was already guaranteed a place in the hall of fame? Hearn asked, just in case. – He beat Luis Ortiz, who is about 52 years old. This is the only victory over an elite heavyweight on his resume. Well, who else did he beat? Dominic Breezila? He was good about five years ago, and I’m not saying that because that’s when Joshua boxed him, but by the time I met Wilder, he was already spent. Stivern? It was an absolute disgrace. Who else was there? Eric Molina? Well, yes, this is definitely a victory worthy of the Hall of Fame. Artur Shpilka? The one that Derek Chisora knocked out in two rounds. It’s just scary that he’s saying things like that.”
“Anthony Joshua with wins over Klitschko, Parker, Povetkin and Ruiz, but I say he is not in the Hall of Fame yet,” Eddie said. As good as Tyson Fury is, I’m not sure he would be in the Hall of Fame right now. But Usyk, I think, did enough, because he was the undisputed cruiserweight champion and became the unified heavyweight champion. But for Wilder to be in the Hall of Fame? Right, I’m confused.”
Recall that Wilder’s return to the ring after two early defeats from Fury is scheduled for October 15 – he will fight with Robert Helenius.
- Deontay Wilder is ready and willing to fight Ruiz after Helenius