Deontay Wilder wants to be ‘the greatest heavyweight ever’ when he retires from boxing

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz - Weigh-in

Deontay Wilder’s titanic rematch with his old foe Tyson Fury is only weeks away.

Under the famous lights of the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder and Fury will once again come to blows as they put their stunning unbeaten records on the line.

Wilder will still be wondering how he didn’t manage to win their first bout in 2018 after twice sending Fury sprawling to the canvas.

On both occasions, the Gypsy King was able to recover but you could see the danger in Wilder’s incredible power.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ has been easily second best in many of his fights in the past before producing an absolute howitzer of a punch to end the bout dead in its tracks.

There is no questioning that Wilder is one of the hardest punchers the sport has ever seen and has all the tools to go on to become one of its greatest names.

It seems that is exactly what the American plans on doing as well, after recent comments claiming that he will be the ‘best ever heavyweight’ when he retires.

“When I leave boxing, I will be known as the one that was the best ever in the heavyweight division, if not in boxing, period. That’s my goal,” said Wilder.

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“When I retire, people are going to be upset, because they’re going to want to see more.

“I try to provide them with a lot of things while I’m here. That’s why I say, ‘give me my roses now. Love me now.’

“Because I am the best to have ever done this. I am the hardest-hitting puncher in boxing history.”

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Wilder will certainly take some stopping if he can finally get the better of Fury in Sin City.

However, you can’t help but feel that a certain Anthony Joshua might just throw a spanner in the works in Wilder’s bid to be crowned the greatest.

One thing is for certain, his battle with Fury is going to be a brutally spectacular occasion and we simply can’t wait.

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