By Scott Gilfoid: With his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin currently tied down with a fight on November 4th against former world title challenger Mariusz Wach, WBC heavyweight talent Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) says he’s not going to be tied down by the World Boxing Council and kept on the shelf waiting for the 36-year-old Povetkin to recover from his fight against the 6’8” Wach.
Wilder says he’s going to stay busy by fighting someone while he waits on Povetkin. Wilder didn’t have much of an amateur career before turning pro, so he want sot fight as frequently as possible so that he can keep improving. Wilder looked much improved in his win over Johann Duhaupas from his previous performance against Eric Molina in June of this year.
“They’can’t hold me down from fighting,” Wilder said to UAB’s Hoops on the Hassephalt. “I’m not going to sit around. I’m the champ. When you’re the champ, you decide when and where you’re going to fight.”
I totally agree with you, Mr. Deontay. The WBC can’t hold you down. You need to be fighting and beating the other contenders in the division rather than waiting for a guy like Povetkin to beat one of Wladimir Klitschko’s former victims. You need to be busy, beating guys and taking names rather than sitting around on your backside collecting dust like a lot of the heavyweights. You need to beat someone like Bryant Jennings so you can be fully ready for the aging Russian fighter Povetkin.
“He’s [Povetkin] got a fight in November, so he won’t be ready, but I’m going to keep fighting,” Wilder said.
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) October 15, 2015