A War of Words Has Broken Out Between Deontay Wilder and Floyd Mayweather… The WBC Heavyweight Champion is Not Happy With ‘Money’…
It took an incredible dance partner to help him do it, but finally, Deontay Wilder has achieved some degree of fame in America. The Alabama-native is that rare thing in recent years: a US heavyweight champion. For so long, the most respected division in boxing has been dominated by European fighters.
After his epic clash with Tyson Fury, ‘The Bronze Bomber has finally got some momentum. He didn’t win – and definitely should have lost on the scorecards – but his devastating power was on full display when one punch sent Fury to the shadow realm. ‘The Gypsy King managed to recover in what could be an iconic moment in the future.
However, not everyone is happy for Wilder. You’d think Floyd Mayweather would be on his side, as the face of US boxing, but that’s not the case. A feud has broken out between the two men and it’s getting very nasty.
The bad beef between the two men was evident the other night when Wilder told Jim Gray:
“He is a hater. He don’t want nobody else to have no shine but him. It’s a shame because he’s 40-something years old. I mean, get married, man. Settle down. It’s sad. And these is the champions, the former champions, and then downing the champions – this is what makes the sport bad. Because they’re downing fighters. They down ‘em.”
“You think he wanted to see Adrien make it to the top like that? They was comparing [Broner] to him, he could be the next great thing. Nobody wants to be forgotten, but I always say if you’ve done it right in your career the first time, you done it right, you’ll never be forgotten. But we always are remembered by the last thing we did. We could do 99 great things, and we do one wrong thing, people will always remember that right there.”
Wilder reaffirmed his feelings about Mayweather when he told Hot Free Style:
“I’m a heavyweight and the fight Saturday was a great start to bring the heavyweight division back. The world loved it and I don’t think he liked that. Floyd wants all the attention on him and he didn’t like that. It’s sad that it’s like that. No more of that.”
“I’m the new Deontay Wilder of boxing, I don’t want to be Floyd Mayweather. I’m coming, and there’s a lot of fighters jealous of me.”
‘The Bronze Bomber’ definitely has a point. Mayweather’s actions over the last year have been increasingly erratic as he tries to stay relevant despite the fact that he’ll turn 42 in February and was officially retired until the bizarre announcement that he’ll take on RIZIN’s elite young kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match on New Year’s Eve.
Meanwhile, Wilder looks set to give Tyson Fury a rematch. It’s a second chance for both men, and Wilder will know that he simply has to up his game and diversify his attack if he wants to win.