Deontay Wilder Says He's The Biggest Puncher Since Mike Tyson And Maps Out Two-Fight Plan
Deontay Wilder made a huge statement in and out of the ring on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The 'Bronze Bomber' produced a spectacular finish to knock out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round and retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Wilder proved his punching power once again to flatten Ortiz when he was a long way behind on the scorecards.
:speaking_head:"Tyson Fury next, then after that I want the unification bout." :eyes:- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 24, 2019
Is Deontay Wilder the man to unify the heavyweight division? pic.twitter.com/fkMgHggSAK
Heavyweight great Mike Tyson was ringside at the MGM Grand, and Wilder made a bold statement when interviewed by Sky Sports.
After his win, the 34-year-old was asked whether he was the biggest puncher since Tyson in his prime.
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He responded: "Hands down. I don't have to say it with my words, my actions prove it every time."
Tyson came dressed in a red blazer and looking the part for the big fight night in Las Vegas.
:bomb::bomb::bomb:KNOCKOUT - Don't Blink!- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 24, 2019
Another brilliant knockout victory for Deontay Wilder who ends the rematch with a massive right hand pic.twitter.com/ukOkzgkWSf
Wilder also confirmed his plans to fight Tyson Fury in a rematch before turning his attention to adding more belts in his 2020 vision.
He told US broadcasters FOX Sports: "Next up is Tyson Fury and it is scheduled for February.
"Then after that I want a unification bout. We need one name, one champion, one face. It's too confusing for the fans."