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Deontay Wilder has a rather sickening prediction for Bermane Stiverne rematch

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Deontay Wilder has said a lot recently.

Following Anthony Joshua’s 10th round stoppage against Carlos Takam, the American 36-year-old said that he felt AJ had issues with his technique and his stamina.

However, that pales into insignificance when compared with what he said about what will happen to Bermane Stiverne when the pair fight on Saturday night.

Speaking to Jenna J of On The Ropes Boxing Radio, the American heavyweight said he did not care whether he knocked out Sitverne or killed him.

"It won’t be a disappointment for me, whether I knock him out or whether I beat him to death,” Wilder said.

"I said I beat him to an inch of his life last time, this time it may be to the death. Whether I beat him or beat him to death, it’s all a win in my situation.

“I want to unify the division, I want to see who is the best. I want the ones who feel that they’re the best to come and prove me wrong.

"I’ve improved a lot, there are a lot of things I have improved on. I’m so smart in the ring, that’s what people don’t understand.

"People get brainwashed with the things I do in the ring and how I have fun and the kinds of things I’m able to get away with in the ring.

"Those things have covered up what I really can do because I’m the type of person that if it’s not broken, why fix it?"

The 36-year-old then went on to say that if an opponent could not exploit Wilder's weaknesses when they are in the ring with him, that is not his problem and he does not feel the need to change anything.

"If a guy cannot exploit my weaknesses and he can’t figure me out, then why change up things?

"My father always told me to keep people off balance about me, and I do that not only in the business environment but on a personal level as well.

"I don’t let people know everything about me, you don’t need to know everything about me.

"You need to know the things that I allow you to know and you go from there. In the ring I’m very smart, my IQ and my intelligence in the ring is very smart and people don’t understand it.

"That’s why I will never be beaten, no one will ever beat me, I promise you that."

There is something very harrowing about the tone of that entire interview.

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