Deontay Wilder Not Bothered About Floyd Mayweather Comeback In 2020
By Mike Parrott
Deontay Wilder supposedly isn't bothered by Floyd Mayweather returning in 2020. Wilder questioned the timing of Mayweather's announcement only two days before his rematch against Luis Ortiz.
Deontay Wilder doesn't really care about his compatriot returning supposedly. Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his comeback to some form of fighting on November 21, two days before the anticipated rematch between Wilder and Luis Ortiz.
Wilder went on to knockout Ortiz in the seventh round and continue his immense unbeaten record. However, many fans have questioned Mayweather's announcement in relation to Wilder-Ortiz 2.
Mayweather didn't specify an opponent or a date for his comeback in 2020, or if it'd be for a fight that officially counts on his perfect record (50-0, 27 KOs). He hasn't fought since he stopped Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their August 2017 boxing match in Las Vegas.
Mayweather's company was a co-promoter of the Wilder-Ortiz show, which was distributed by FOX Sports.
When Wilder was asked this question by YouTube Channel, Tha Boxing Voice, the Bronze Bomber said:
"I have no idea,You know what I mean? I mean, it's so many different things that could be said about it. But, you know, it is what it is. Let him do what he do. You know, whether he come back or not, that's up to him. Personally, I really don't care."
"It's not stopping nothing over here. Even if he announced something during that time, as you can see, it didn't stop nothing. And it's not gonna stop nothing."
Wilder continued on to the YouTube Channel saying that Mayweather doesn't change anything and that he's big enough on his own to not be overshadowed:
"I'm my own entity. I'm my own man. I do my own thing. And my reputation and where I'm going, no one is gonna be able to touch it. No one. No matter what."
Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), who was behind on all three scorecards through six rounds, knocked out Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs, 2 NC) in the seventh round of their 12-round rematch at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.