Wilder wants to fight in Saudi Arabia, named a possible opponent


Over the weekend, former WBC heavyweight champion American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) visited Saudi Arabia for a fight between YouTuber Jake Paul and a reality TV star love island Briton Tommy Fury.

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Interestingly, Wilder does not agree with the official verdict and is very disappointed with the actions of the referee.

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hidesthat he came to Saudi Arabia not only to watch boxing: “I plan to return to the ring somewhere in May-June, and then I also want to box in December. The fight with Francis Ngannou is not just talk. Negotiations are already underway. Real negotiations. We’re trying to negotiate a deal for two fights. The first one will probably take place here in Saudi Arabia. The second one can take place in Africa.”

Earlier, the WBC ordered the final eliminator between Wilder and his compatriot Andy Ruiz Jr. Promoter Eddie Hearn really wanted to organize the fight. But Deontay resolutely made it clear to everyone that signing a contract with Matchroom Boxing he’s not going to.

But about the fourth fight with Tyson Fury, Wilder says willingly: “Of course. Follow the news”. His manager recently made it clear that among the options for a knockout there is a fight against Oleksandr Usyk.