DEONTAY WILDER has challenged his daughters’ future boyfriends to go three rounds in the ring to prove their worth.
Mike Tyson once vowed that ‘whatever you do to my girl, I’ll do to you’ and any person asking the child of a heavyweight world champion on a date may want to know what they are in for.
As a father of eight, 35-year-old Wilder is watching his kids grow up fast and has spoken how he tries to help guide his teenage kids.
The boxer’s eldest is now learning to drive in the States and he has outlined his plan to ensure her future partners can protect her.
He told the PBC Podcast: “She’s 16 now, I bought her a car. It’s the time to learn some independence and take some self responsibility.
“When it comes to their fathers, they always try to be sneaky but they always tell my fiance everything.
“The information is not going to come back to me but I’m always having talks with my daughters – letting them know they can come to me about anything.
“As the man of the household the kids always think they can get around [you] but I say there’s nothing that you can do that I haven’t done, you can’t fool me.
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“I’m not a disciplinary type of person, I reason with them, talk with them. Whether it’s about boys or drugs… If you go too hard on your kids they’re going to do what they want anyway.
“I got great kids, I don’t have a problem – but I tell all my girls, ‘If you get a boyfriend, I’ve got to meet them, they’ve got to spar with me at least three rounds.
“So I know they can protect my daughter.”
Wilder will fight Tyson Fury next month with his old WBC world title on the line.
The contest was delayed due to the Brit’s positive test for coronavirus and the Bronze Bomber has continually doubted Fury’s diagnosis.
He stated: “They’re trying to run away from it, I’m running to it. I don’t believe he had Covid.
“I know he wasn’t doing well in camp. The young guys were piecing him up. I had a young guy from my camp who was piecing him up.”
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