‘There’s a Lot of Questions to Be Answered’ – Shawn Porter Hopes for a Deontay Wilder Comeback in 2021

Published 01/28/2021, 7:08 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)


The year 2020 turned out to be a forgettable one for the former heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ received the first career loss of his decorated boxing career and since then, he hasn’t fought once and kept an inactive streak in the sport.

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Several of his fans, including Shawn Porter, are curious to see him back in action. In a podcast, Porter commented on the ‘Bronze Bomber’ and revealed why is it necessary for the latter to come back to the squared circle.

He said, “I need to see Deontay Wilder comeback… I think that’s a good fight, Dillian Whyte and Deontay! I don’t care who I see him against, I want to see him come back.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 13: Deontay Wilder screams during a news conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo Theater at L.A. Live on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Porter not only affirmed his interest to see Wilder back, but also named an opponent for him. He felt Dillian Whyte has the audacity to welcome the former heavyweight champion. However, he later expressed that he just wants to see Wilder comeback, no matter who the opponent is.

Porter continued, “I don’t think it’s me and other fans of Wilder, I think like the general public who grew to know him prior to his last fight want to see him back in the ring. I think there’s a lot of questions to be answered just by getting in the ring.”

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Deontay Wilder vs Dillian Whyte, a great matchup?

Dillian Whyte is already in line to confront Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim title. There are high probabilities of either of the winner facing Deontay Wilder before their title shot.

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)

If the duo ever collides, it will be a sheer 12-round war. They exhibit serious knockout prowess, which makes this fight an absolute worth-watch.

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Wilder cannot earn a more viable opportunity than this to reach his throne. He will put in the work of his life to gain back his momentum, respect, and the ultimate title.

On a scale of 1-10, how much will you rate the Wilder-Whyte matchup?

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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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