Deontay Wilder predicted that Oleksandr Usyk will beat ‘easily’ Antoine Joshua August 20. “The Bronze Bomber” returns to the ring on October 15 against Robert Helenius and has delivered his verdict on the current heavyweight landscape.
“My heart easily says Usyk, he has the momentum now and how he was able to deal with it last time,” Wilder told the CBP Podcast. “But it’s boxing at the end of the day, and you never know how it’s going to end. At the end of the day, I wish them luck and hope they get out of the ring like they did. came in, safe and sound.”
Wilder had hinted at retirement after his brutal knockout loss to Tyson’s Fury in their trilogy fight last October, but announced he would be boxing again earlier this year. For a time, it looked like a fight with Helenius would never happen after it was confirmed that ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ was consulting with attorneys about his current status regarding his WBA mandatory status.
In 2020, Helenius defeated Adam Kownacki in a WBA final knockout bout to determine Joshua and Usyk’s next winner challenger for the WBA (super), IBF and WBO titles.
He said: “I actually contacted Shelly Finkel the other day because I have so much money for Deontay Wilder in an offer but they never come back to me so I don’t know if Deontay Wilder doesn’t want to. not hear about this offer or anything.
“Right now standing here I honestly can’t think of any other fights for AJ other than Saturday night they all got the win you know what I mean? I think if he loses the fight against Wilder, if he wins, all he thinks about is that final fight with Fury to win all the belts.
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