Deontay Wilder: ‘A victory would be the same for both of us’

October 12, 2018 7:36 AM
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Deontay Wilder talks about who would benefit more from a victory ahead of Dec. 1 fight against Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder is set to defend his WBC heavyweight championship title against Tyson Fury on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. When asked who he believes will benefit more from a victory, Wilder said it would have the same impact for both of them.

“It’s gonna be good for both of us,” said Wilder. “If either one of us wins, we’re gonna take that path that goes up. Whoever lose, they might stay the same or they might drop, you know? Whoever wins, it’s gonna be great for them and you’re looking at the one.”

Wilder is known for finishing his opponents, as he has 39 KOs in 40 fights. He has made it clear that he intends to knock out Fury as well. When asked if he would consider it a disappointment if he were to win the fight without a knockout, Wilder said that he would be proud regardless.

“If it don’t go as planned or like I said it would, why would I be disappointed in myself?” said Wilder. “I’m very proud of who I am and what I’ve become. I’m proud of what I stand for, you know?”


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