WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) believes he will easily better the undefeated record of former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather retired from boxing in August 2017, defeating MMA artist Conor McGregor. This was his 50th victory in 50 fights and thus he broke Rocky Marciano's record of 49-0.
Wilder, Mayweather's fellow countryman, believes he has what it takes to achieve the same and even more.
The American is aiming for unification of the division, but first, he is about to make a voluntary defense on March 3 against another undefeated contender - Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs).
In case he beats Ortiz, which is a certainty in Wilder's mind, he is looking for a unification bout with the winner between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, who battle for the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO world titles on March 31.
Speaking with his usual self-confidence, Wilder explains that he'll unify the entire division and reach 50-0 with ease.
"Once I unify all the titles then line up the mandatories, I'll easily get to 50-0," Wilder stated and supported with some facts.
"I'm not a 12-round fighter, and I don't get overtime. I'm a knockout artist. So that being said, I don't take much damage, but I give all the damage. I put people in the hospitals. I put people in stretchers.
"When you fight me your head is not the same when you leave. When you fight me you're really signing a death warrant.
"I don't focus on what these guys are doing. I don't focus on what their strengths are. I just focus on me. I focus on what I'm capable of doing. I focus on what I'm going to do and when I tell people I'm going to do something, you know I'm going to do it.
"At the end of the day that's what my father taught me. There weren't any contracts back in the day, it was just the shake of a hand. And if you said something and you didn't abide by it, there's consequences to your actions, to your words. So, if I say I'm going to do something it's guaranteed to be done."
So, is this just more hot air coming from Wilder? Or can he legit go 50-0, which all-but certainly means defeating Joshua at least once.News Now - Sport News