Deontay wilder returns
Healed and Ready to Hurt!!
By: L. Bakari Simpson
December 29, 2016
The WBC Heavyweight champion of the World Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KO’a) has scheduled his next bout. Wilder was last in the ring facing the challenge of Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola on July 16, 2016. The fight was held near Wilder’s home town in Birmingham, Alabama.
During the course of this prizefight Deontay successfully broke his right hand in several places and tore his right bicep. Despite acquiring the gruesome and debilitating injuries the acutely competitive Wilder still managed to score a 8th round KO.
With his surgeries, rehab and healing a thing of the past Wilder is itching for some action. The Bronze Bomber currently is feeling like the Six Million Dollar Man Steve Austin. Rebuilt and extremely dialed in Deontay is ready to re-introduce his talent and worth to the boxing world.
First up to the plate, on February 25, 2017, is the largely lightly regarded Andrzej Wawrzyk (33-1; 19 KO’s). With the majority of Wilder’s opponents the fans in the cheap seats often have some belly-aching to do. This time is no different. Already the cries of mismatch have begun to tickle ears in boxing circles everywhere. No surprise there.
Yet, despite this criticism Wilder remains essentially unaffected. No surprise there.
He realizes now is the best time to be a heavyweight in years. During his time on the sideline the heavyweight division has continued to bubble and remain interesting. For some time now Deontay has vowed to become the single, unified Heavyweight champion of the world. Now, we are probably closer than ever to actually having one unified heavyweight champion.
The overseas Goliaths Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have a signed a contract to fight on April 29, 2017. The signing of this fight alone was mouth-watering enough for boxing fans. The news got even better when the WBA revealed that Luis Ortiz would be mandated to fight the winner of this bout.
Wilder has his eyes tightly locked on this exciting situation. If successful Deontay is just a few critical fights away from realizing his longtime dream of heavyweight domination.
Yet, before he can get those legacy defining fantasy fights Wilder must conquer another tough Polish fighter.
Not one to take his opponents lightly Deontay is sure to train accordingly for Andrzej. Nothing would make Wilder and the Bomb Squad happier than to score a devastating KO victory. After which Wilder could face one of these dangerous foreign rivals in a fight full of momentum and excitement. Ironically, Wawrzyk’s only loss to date, a KO, was too the current “Cocaine Cowboy” outlaw himself Alexander Povetkin.
The heavyweight division is definitely jumping and 2017 is starting with a serious bang.
So long as Wilder secures a dangerous fight after Wawrzyk no one is mad at this comeback fight. Just the calm before a seriously outrageous storm. Can’t wait!