A case can be made for Deontay Wilder being the greatest heavyweight fighter on the planet today, and he is extremely upset over recent circumstances that have led him out of a fight.
Wilder is one of the most feared men in boxing today, with his style mimicking that of his last name - wild. The 31-year-old is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career with 38 consecutive wins, and 37 of those coming via knockout. He is the current WBC heavyweight champion of the world and comes off of his fifth consecutive title defense over Gerald Washington with a fifth round TKO win. Wilder was then scheduled to defend his crown against Luis Ortiz In New York this upcoming November.
That fight was quickly taken off the table, however, as news recently broke that Ortiz failed a drug test for the banned substances chlorothaizide and hydrochlorothiazide, which are diuretics. Those two substances are usually used to treat high blood pressure, however, they can also be used as masking agents for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
This is the third time in 16 months that Wilder has had a fight pulled out from under him due to a fighter failing a drug test, and took to his Instagram to comment on the news - and he was not happy (quotes via Boxing Scene):
“Man, I’m so frustrated right now,” Wilder said during a video he posted through his Instagram account Friday. “It’s just crazy. Again, this sh*t happened to me. Again! Nobody will never know what if feels like to put your body through this.
"I’m so ready for him right now. A third time! Again. Over and over and over, each and every time. They don’t wanna play fair when it come to me.
“But I understand because, sh*t, look who you fittin’ to face. I knock mother***ers out for a living. That’s what I do. That’s what I do. I’d be scared of me, too. Bitch ass.
"You ain’t no f***ing ‘King Kong.’ You a f***ing baboon. Oh my God! Man, I’m so frustrated right now, people. Y’all gotta understand, man, this is crazy. This is crazy.
“To sum all of this up, Ortiz allegedly talking about he on blood pressure medicine, which is a lie,” Wilder said. “And if he is, then why the f*** you didn’t write it down on the VADA sheet? That was easy to do. You’re supposed to let them know what you’re on. That was easy to do. But that’s a f***ing lie because we know.
"That’s why you didn’t make it to the press conference [September 20 in Manhattan]. That’s why you didn’t catch that flight to the press conference, because you was at the doctor, getting IVs stuck in you. Yeah, I know.
"I know you was trying to flush that sh*t out. And then what you really took, you took something else to try to cover it up, like a shield, like a shield over it, to cover it up.
“But it ain’t no getting around this sh*t, man. Why the f*** y’all do this sh*t? … You need something to beat me? But you ‘King Kong!’ You ‘King Kong’ and pound your motherf***ing chest and all this bullsh*t.
"And who am I? Who am I? I’m just a mother***er that done fought bums, right? Beatin’ up people. But look at this sh*t.
“People, don’t let Oritz’s people or anybody else persuade you to go anywhere else or think any way else,” Wilder said. “They know what they was doing.
"They know what they put in they system. They tried to hide it and cover it up, but it didn’t work. It failed miserably. And here we are right now.
“I just wanna know, man. Man, I just want a serious answer before I go. Why y’all gotta cheat for me? Why? Are y’all that scared of me? Am I that scary. I just talk my talk to walk my walk. That’s it.
"I’m very confident in what I say. And what I mean is what I say, and what I say, I mean. That’s it. If I say I’m gonna beat your ass, I’m gonna beat your ass, no questions asked.
"That’s how real I am. But look, man, I’m out, man.”
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