Deontay Wilder Reacts To A Potential Crossover Fight With Conor McGregor
Deontay Wilder is adamant that UFC superstar Conor McGregor wouldn't stand a chance against him inside a boxing ring or in an MMA fight.
The WBC champ, 34, picked up a sensational seventh-round KO victory over Luis Ortiz on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
But ahead of his showdown with Ortiz, Wilder took part in GQ magazine's undercover series and responded to random online questions posted on different platforms.
When a YouTube user asked who would win in a fight out of the 'Bronze Bomber' and McGregor, Wilder responded: "Ah, man. Bad. You know, unfortunately that's a fantasy fight, and I am way too big for Conor McGregor right now.
"Did you see what Floyd [Mayweather] did to him? You know, it was a great fight overall.
"But I'm way too big for Conor, and unfortunately, we'll probably never fight.
"If it was boxing or MMA, I don't think it would be a chance.
"You know, consider that, you know, I am the hardest-hitting puncher in the world or probably in the history of boxing. Period.
"And, you know, I don't think four ounce of gloves will make it even better.
"And, you know, four-ounce gloves, I'd probably seriously hurt someone with four-ounce gloves. And we'll keep it like that."
McGregor, who has announced his UFC comeback for 2020, famously fought Floyd Mayweather in a blockbuster boxing bout in 2017.
And the 31-year-old Irishman suffered a tenth-round TKO defeat at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder successfully made his tenth title defence in his rematch with Cuban star Ortiz, despite being outboxed in the first six rounds.
The WBC kingpin confirmed after the bout that he would rematch Tyson Fury in February before eyeing up a unification bout at some point in 2020.
"We have Tyson Fury the rematch next," the Alabama-born star said.
"It's set to be done in February, so we will see how that goes and then after that I am looking for a unification bout.
"The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around. There should be one champion and I think I am the perfect man for that job."
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