Former WBC champion American heavyweight knockout Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) admitted that he does not really believe the words of the current WBA Super, IBF and WBO belt holder Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) – that earlier stated that he was interested in a face-to-face fight.
At the weekend, Wilder knocked out Robert Helenius (31-4, 20 KOs) from Finland in the WBC semi-final eliminator in the opening round.
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The American suggests that after what Usyk sees, he will certainly change his mind: “I still think that it will be very difficult to make a fight with Usyk. I’ll be surprised if he keeps his word. There was already one champion who claimed that he would enter the ring with me. But after he saw a devastating knockout in my performance, for some reason he immediately changed his mind about fighting and never stuttered about it again. Yes, I’m talking about Joseph Parker.”
Wilder promises to do everything in his power so that the fight with Usyk still takes place: “Let’s see how it will be in reality. For my part, I will keep my word. We will turn to his team, regardless of who we have to negotiate with. Then we’ll see who’s who.”
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