Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Deontay Wilder is ‘closest thing to Muhammad Ali in this time’ ahead of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

DEONTAY WILDER is the ‘closest thing to Muhammad Ali in this time’, according to his new trainer Malik Scott.

The American heavyweight is bidding to avenge his stoppage defeat to Tyson Fury when he faces the Brit for a third time in Las Vegas on July 24.

Wilder has established himself as a heavyweight knockout artist over the years
And Scott believes he is following in the footsteps of the great Ali

And Scott, who has only begun training Wilder since his loss to Fury in February last year, has compared The Bronze Bomber with legendary boxer Ali.

Speaking to 78SPORTSTV: “Muhammad Ali is one of my greatest fighters of all time.

“He very was magical in the ring, but it was the things he beat outside the ring that truly got my attention.

“Deontay Wilder is the closest thing to that in this time.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Wilder currently holds a professional record of 42 wins, one draw and one defeat.

Ali, who retired with a record of 56-5, is renowned for being involved in some of the greatest fights of all-time against the likes of George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

‘The Greatest’ fought for world titles between 1964 and 1980 in what was one of the most iconic careers in boxing history.

Meanwhile, Wilder is currently without a world championship belt, with Fury claiming the WBC belt from him and Anthony Joshua holding the remaining three straps.

WIN £50,000! Play Dream Team Euros – our FREE fantasy football game

CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: CLAIM UP TO £800 IN CASINO BONUS CASH

How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fight

But Wilder, who has 41 knockouts on his record, remains supremely confident he will defeat Fury in their trilogy bout.

He said: “My mentality is – you’ve been contemplating about hurting a person so bad, to the point you wanna disfigure him so his mother wouldn’t even know who he was.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“You wanna decapitate him in every way, like premeditated stuff.”

Wilder won his arbitration case to secure a third fight with the Brit, a decision which essentially blocked the potential for an undisputed clash between Fury and Joshua.

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.sportingexcitement.com/boxing/floyd-mayweather-will-make-mockery-of-whole-career-if-he-loses-to-youtuber-logan-paul-claims-carl-froch

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Boxing

ANTHONY JOSHUA will bring in a wise and “experienced head” to help him prepare for his high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. The Watford warrior...

Premier League

ANDY VAN DER MEYDE knew Erik ten Hag was destined for the top when they first crossed paths at FC Twente in the year...

Boxing

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO plotted a shock boxing comeback to come the oldest heavyweight champ ever – until Russia invaded Ukraine. Klitschko retired in 2017 after...

Tennis

JAILBIRD Boris Becker has been moved to the cushiest part of his prison after moaning his cell was too small. The tennis icon reportedly...

Premier League

DELE ALLI could already be heading out of Everton in the summer — having only signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in January. The midfielder arrived from...

Boxing

FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S huge exhibition bout in Dubai is back ON after its initial postponement with a new date. 50-0 boxing legend Money’s opponent takes...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook