Charles Martin Explains How the Fans Are Negatively Affecting Deontay Wilder

Published 02/13/2021, 1:52 AM EST
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder takes a break during his media day workout at Churchill Boxing Club on November 05, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


The former heavyweight kingpin, Deontay Wilder, succumbed to one of the most brutal defeats last year. It was his first career loss after hanging around the sport with a decorated run. Until today, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t forgotten that defeat as it affected him significantly. But, a fellow heavyweight contender, Charles Martin, recently shared a piece of advice for the Alabama native.

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Talking to Fight Hype, he said, “Just put all of that loss and stuff behind man. You got to move forward. You know that’s the only way you can get your strength back.”

Martin asserted Wilder needs to work on his flecks, and that can only happen if he owns up to his mistakes. Fans too would feel that Wilder needs to look back at the Tyson Fury fight, and ensure that he doesn’t suffer the same fate again on his comeback.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Deontay Wilder (L) grabs Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Martin further continued, “You can’t blame anybody, you just got to move forward man for one thing. And then the fans will always, you know the casual fans will love to keep bringing it back up and making you revisit that past, but you just gotta be strong man. Just push forward.” 

He claimed casual fans might demotivate Wilder, but he should take it in his stride and move forward to defy expectations.

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Can Deontay Wilder turn the tide in his favor with a sensational comeback?

Ever since that dreadful defeat, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has expressed his eagerness for a trilogy with Fury. However, the Brit has moved on to fight for the undisputed heavyweight strap.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder stands in the ring before the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

That said, Wilder might not directly get his hands on his foe in his return. But, he also has to be ready to box anyone to end his inactivity.

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Wilder will look to face anyone from the top-5 heavyweights and annihilate them from the first bell itself. He’ll look forward to solidifying his place with his dynamite like hands. If he pulls off a couple of wins or more, he might directly get aligned for a charismatic trilogy with the ‘Gypsy King’.

Which fighter do you think can welcome Deontay Wilder to the ring again? Could it be Charles Martin?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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