Deontay Wilder gives his opinion on whether he could beat a prime Muhammad Ali

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

WBC World Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder was asked during a social media takeover what the outcome would be if he fought Muhammad Ali in a fantasy fight.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ is known for his one-punch knockout power, but how would he fare against arguably the greatest defensive heavyweight of all time?

Wilder went undercover for GQ Sports, where he controlled a Twitter, Youtube, Reddit and Quora account and answered fans questions and comments.

While answering confidently about beating Conor Mcgregor in a fantasy fight, when it came to his “idol” Muhammad Ali, Wilder spoke with endless respect and gratitude.

The undefeated American said “That’s my idol man, he’s one of the reasons why I’m in this sport,”

Later adding, “He’ll forever live on in my heart, so, unfortunately, this is a fantasy fight, and I wouldn’t wanna fight my man.”

Despite Deontay Wilder not wanting to fight his hero, not once does he mention that he’d lose the fight.

An unwavering confidence has carried Wilder to an unbeaten 43 fight career, which he added to on Saturday night with a seventh-round knockout of Luis Ortiz.

While not wanting to fight Muhammad Ali himself, Wilder’s next fight is looking very likely to be the hugely anticipated rematch against an individual who styles himself on ‘The Greatest’.

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Tyson Fury, otherwise known as ‘The Gypsy King’ fought Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas during December 2018 in what was a historic night of boxing.

The fight was scored a draw, meaning both fighters kept their undefeated records and Wilder remained WBC Heavyweight Champion, however, due to the excitement and quality of the first fight, boxing fans have been craving the rematch ever since.

Since then, both fighters have had two wins each this year, and with speculation increasing, we may not have to wait much longer for the gargantuan rematch to take place.

Unfortunately, we will never be able to see a prime Deontay Wilder fight a prime Muhammad Ali, however, the rematch vs Tyson Fury has the potential to be just as electrifying.

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