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Deontay Wilder, 36, reveals he will only fight for ‘three more years’ as heavyweight star eyes retirement by 40

, Deontay Wilder, 36, reveals he will only fight for ‘three more years’ as heavyweight star eyes retirement by 40

DEONTAY WILDER only wants to fight for another “three more years” – eyeing retirement by the age of 40.

The former WBC champion returns next Saturday against ex-sparring partner Robert Helenius, 38, in New York.

Deontay Wilder plans to retire at 40

Wilder, 36, has vowed to start a run back to the heavyweight title, but gave himself a strict time limit to do so.

He said: “I only wanna put in three more years.

“By the end of 40, we don’t have to be guessing about Deontay Wilder. We don’t have to assume.

“You hear it from the horse’s mouth now because, you know, a lot of media, they rather be first than being correct, especially when it pertains to me, you know? 

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“But you hear it right here from me. You know, I only wanna give it three more years, about till the end of 40, [before] turning 41.

“And then I wanna be done with it.” 

Wilder, who held the WBC title from 2015-2020, lost the belt to Tyson Fury, 34, after their 2018 draw.

And his career was left in doubt following a brutal round 11 knockout in the epic trilogy bout in October 2021.


But Wilder was convinced to make a boxing comeback after a statue of himself in his home of Alabama was put up.

It promises another few more years of the Bronze Bomber, before he hangs the gloves up to focus on ventures outside the ring.

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Wilder said: “I wanna pursue other things that I have set for myself, and I wanna enjoy the rest of my life with my children, and build, build, build [on] this generational wealth.”

Deontay Wilder and Robert Helenius are former sparring partners

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I practice boxing alone?

If you’re looking for a partner to practice boxing, you can watch boxing matches on television. A local amateur boxing association is also available. Amateur boxing clubs hold regular training sessions. These sessions typically include sparring partners that hit pads together.

You can also practice boxing using punching bags. Before you use the bag, be sure to protect yourself with gloves or boxing gloves.

How can a beginner get started in boxing?

Boxing is one our oldest sports. Boxing was first developed to train warriors against their enemies in ancient times. Today, boxing is widely practiced all over the world. Boxing doesn’t require you to attend a gym. You will need some gloves, punching bag, and some friends to spar.

Local amateur boxing clubs are also available where you can train with professional coaches. You’ll be ready for tournaments once you have mastered basic combinations and punches.

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How do boxers train for beginners?

Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Boxing is a sport that involves two fighters fighting each other in a boxing ring. They punch each others until one loses.

To become a boxer, you must first find out what boxing is like. You can view some fights on YouTube to experience what it’s like to punch someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.

How can I defend my boxing skills by myself?

Boxing is the oldest known martial art. Boxing is considered one of the most difficult sports to practice. You don’t just punch someone in the face and knock him out. You must know how to defend yourself from punches and kicks.

First, find a gym that offers boxing. Once you’ve found the right place to train, it’s time to purchase gloves and a headgear. Gloves protect your hands and the headgear your head. Also, you will need to wear shorts with a T-shirt.

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Once you have all your equipment, you need to heat up. Start off slowly and gradually work your way up to full speed. When you feel ready, hit the bag and spar with another boxer. If you fail, don’t be discouraged. It doesn’t matter if you fail, just keep trying until you succeed.

What is the average time it takes to learn boxing?

Boxing takes 3 months to learn. This includes learning basic skills like footwork and stance. It’s important that you remember that boxing doesn’t only involve throwing punches. It’s important to be able to block and dodge punches.


  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (
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How do I set up a boxing gym at my house?

Anyone who wants to open a business is often asked how to set-up a boxing studio. Many people want to know how much they should spend on equipment and what size space is required. How many employees are needed? There are many factors that can affect the cost of starting your business. These factors include the location, type, number of employees and marketing budget. The importance of having quality equipment is something that many people forget. You cannot begin if you don’t own the right equipment. Here are some suggestions to help you start a gym for boxing at home.

  1. You need a place where you can train. Anyplace you can train is fine, whether it’s in your garage, basement, spare or living area. It is only necessary that enough space exists to allow for equipment installation.
  2. A punching bag is essential. This is vital because you won’t have the ability to practice punches without it. This can be anything from a small plastic bag to heavy leather bags. It should be large enough to comfortably fit you. It should be strong and durable to ensure that you can use it for many years.
  3. You will need a mat. Matting protects floors and walls from kicks. It is usually made of foam rubber. They can be purchased online as well as in offline shops.
  4. A bench is essential. The bench can be used to support the body during pushups. They can be ordered online or in local stores. However, make sure that you choose the right size for you.
  5. A speedbag is required. Speedbags help you develop quick hand movements. You can purchase them online or in-store. Be sure to buy quality products that last.
  6. Headgear is necessary. For sparring, you will need to use a headgear. You can buy it from either online shops or offline stores. You should ensure that the product you select fits your face well.
  7. Gloves will be necessary. Gloves protect your hands during sparring sessions. You can purchase them online or in-store. Select the pair that fits your style and needs.
  8. You need a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces can be used to protect your smile during sparring sessions. These can be purchased online and offline. Choose the right pair for you.
  9. You need a ring. Rings can be used for simulating real fights. These rings can be bought online or offline. You should ensure that the padding is on both sides to prevent injuries during sparring sessions.
  10. A towel is essential. To wipe your sweat off after every workout, use a towel. They can be purchased at local sporting goods store or online stores. They should be soft and absorbent.

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