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Deontay Wilder Responds To The Lack Of Boxing Games On The Market, Drops A Teasing Hint

Deontay Wilder Responds To The Lack Of Boxing Games On The Market, Drops A Teasing Hint

Deontay Wilder has dropped a bombshell that fight fans could have a new boxing title to sink their teeth into "soon."

Ahead of his stunning seventh-round KO victory over Luis Ortiz on Saturday, the 34-year-old WBC champ took part in GQ magazine's undercover series and responded to random questions online.

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When one Instagram user asked where the new gaming-themed boxing titles are at, Wilder responded: "Man, I'm saying the same thing! Where in the hell is 'em?!

"I'm looking for the video games as well too. But I think have no fear, because I think video games is coming soon.

"We got a lot of talks about video games, especially boxing. So, um, I'm looking forward to maybe seeing myself, playing myself in a video game.

"My power better be all the way up to 100."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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While Wilder didn't name a particular series, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding a potential new entry in the Fight Night franchise.

EA Sports' fan-favourite series has been dormant since Fight Night Champion in 2011, which was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS devices.

In August, American boxer Claressa Shields suggested that the boxing series could make a sensational return on PlayStation 4.

But she later revealed that she was talking about Round4Round Boxing and not the popular Fight Night franchise.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has also been keen for EA Sports to release a new entry in the series.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And the 40-year-old boxing promoter said that the publisher was 'looking into the idea' of bringing Fight Night back.

Fans have been eager to see the boxing series make a comeback and a fan-made petition calling for a sequel to Fight Night Champion surpassed 10,000 signatures in October.

Wilder also responded to a fan asking who would win out of a crossover fight between the 'Bronze Bomber' and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

The WBC kingpin successfully defended his championship for the tenth time in his rematch with Ortiz.

Featured Image Credit: GQ/EA Sports

Topics: Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Boxing, Deontay Wilder

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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