Deontay Wilder won’t be changing sport from boxing to MMA, with the WBC heavyweight champion claiming that he’s too dangerous for the sport.
Thanks to Conor McGregor, and his fight with Floyd Mayweather, we’ve been subject to several claims that other boxing/MMA crossovers would happen but Wilder won’t be joining them.
Speaking to Thaboxingvoice, the Bronze Bomber was asked about a potential crossover, “I’ve spoken out about that before, of course, for me I’ll fight you in my sport and I’ll come to your sport and do it too,” the undefeated champ said.
“I feel that in MMA, they allow you to get on top of your opponent and bash his face in with velocity and speed coming downwards.
“Four-ounce gloves, I already talk about getting people out of the ring, but that would definitely be the sport where I show it man.
“…But you know, all this is fantasy talk. I don’t think anything nothing will ever come to fruition, I’m just too dangerous of a man in any type of combat sports.
“I really would end a life because I have the power to, and that’s just the damn truth.“
Wilder can’t concentrate on whether or not he’d swap the ring for the octagon right now as he’s only six weeks away from his title rematch with Tyson Fury.
The pair faced for the first time in December 2018 and played out a controversial draw, after the Gypsy King was twice knocked down by his American opponent.
They were expected to rematch straight away but it’s taken them over a year to get back in the ring, in what is one of the most hotly anticipated sports events of the year.
At Monday night’s press conference Fury explained that he won’t let it go to another draw, saying he can’t expect to get a decision in the US, and said he would knock the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist out, “I know I will not get a decision in the US,” Fury said.
“They had to rob a man who had been out of the ring for three years and they still couldn’t beat him.
“I’m not coming here for a points decision, I’ve had too many of them – nine of them – I’m coming here for a knockout, I’ve had 21 of them and from the heart that’s what I’m looking to do.”
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