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Deontay Wilder Says Daughters’ Boyfriends Must Spar At Least Three Rounds With Him To Prove Themselves

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Deontay Wilder Says Daughters’ Boyfriends Must Spar At Least Three Rounds With Him To Prove Themselves

It is always a nerve-wracking moment as a young man when you go round to meet your new girlfriend's dad at their home.

You may ask yourself, 'Will he like me?' 'How should I behave?' and 'Is it worth me bringing anything?' Well, if that man happens to be Deontay Wilder, then the answer to that last question is a pair of boxing gloves and a mouthguard.

The former WBC heavyweight champion is fiercely protective over his five children - three boys and two girls, with his eldest daughter now at the age of 16.

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Image credit: PA
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In the latest in a series of outlandish quotes from the Alabama-born puncher, he has a daunting task for anyone brave enough to date her.

"I've got great kids, I have no problems," Wilder told the PBC Podcast. "But I tell all my girls - if you get boyfriends, I've gotta meet them.

"They've gotta spar with me at least three rounds so I know they can protect my daughter."

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It's probably fair to say that your average teenage boy would probably now think twice before asking Deontay's daughter out to the High School Prom.

Turning matters back to the ring, Wilder is now focusing on the third fight of a trilogy series with Tyson Fury.

In true fashion, the 35-year-old has pulled no punches in his thoughts on the fight being postponed from July to a new date of 9th October, after Fury tested positive for COVID.

Wilder after putting Stiverne to sleep. Image: PA
Wilder after putting Stiverne to sleep. Image: PA
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To say that he was somewhat sceptical of The Gypsy King's diagnosis is an understatement, and there was certainly no sympathy on offer from Wilder.

"They're trying to run away from it, I'm running to it. I don't believe he had COVID.

"I know he wasn't doing well in camp.

"The young guys were piecing him up. I had a young guy from my camp who was piecing him up."

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With a controversial draw a Fury win registered after two fights, this third bout is going to have boxing fans all around the world glued to their seats.


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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing, Deontay Wilder

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