WBC President Reveals a Massive Non-Title Matchup for Deontay Wilder

Published 12/15/2021, 11:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in their title fight 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)


Deontay Wilder is at a very crucial stage of his boxing career after suffering two losses in a row against Tyson Fury. He is no longer a relevant name in the existing title race but is just one win far from re-entering the ride. That said, Wider has hinted at embracing retirement after his latest appearance in October.

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Well, his trainer Malik Scott revealed they are planning to continue taking challenges, and that assures ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to remain active. Following a commendable performance in his trilogy against Fury, Wilder can look into the non-title matchups to craft his next plans.

The heavyweight division is full of A-listers and will offer several legitimate opponents before Wilder. Meanwhile, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has already pitched a massive name for former champion Deontay Wilder . He has idolized staging the fight in Mexico.

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Talking about Wider’s future, Sulaiman said, “[That fight] would be wonderful, and it is consistent with what the plans are for Mexico City [to secure big boxing events]. We have been looking to return a great event to our capital. There have always been great fights [in Mexico City], but we have had many years without having a great event in Mexico City and yes indeed, Andy Ruiz, [a fight against Wilder] would be wonderful.”

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He added, “The Wilder-Ruiz fight is perhaps the most interesting non-title fight right now [at heavyweight]. Wilder is an explosive boxer, Andy Ruiz is a Mexican fighter, having achieved one of the great upsets in the history of heavyweight boxing and the great traction he has with Mexican fans is great” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

Deontay Wilder is still the top-tier heavyweight

Once an undefeated world champion, Wilder’s invincible aura came to an end after he battled Tyson Fury. The Brit champion made Wider look easy. And tore up the knockout artist. Although Wilder offered a tough challenge to Fury in their first fight, the other two collisions were lopsidedly in favor of ‘The Gypsy King’. With no wins in the last two years, Wilder is losing his charm in the vicious weight class. But relying on his unparalleled title run and record, he can still stand toe-to-toe with the other kingpins.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Apart from Tyson Fury, none can actually demean Wilder’s surge. Thus, we can expect the American star to appear in a few non-title fights. From Dillian Whyte to Anthony Joshua, several people can expect a shot at Wilder. But the current title scenario is in a mess. And unless it resolves, it’s hard to predict a future for Deontay Wilder. He is financially well off to hang up the gloves.

Meanwhile, he has also amassed a stellar record and will always remain relevant in the list of all-time heavyweight legends. So, it’s up to him whether he wants to have another run or call it a day. But if he exits the race, it will let several more fighters enter without the fear of being caught by Deontay Wilder’s right hand.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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