Deontay Wilder wants to fight Wladimir Klitschko in 2016
Deontay Wilder is emerging as one of the more dominant fighters in the heavyweight division, and he has his sites set on the best fighter in the division.
The Bronze Bomber defeated Eric Molina last weekend to improve to 34-0. He was a guest on Premier Boxing Championship’s broadcast on NBC Saturday and was asked about his future fight plans. He said plans to fight next in September, with eyes on a fight with Wladimir Klitschko next year.
“Wladimir Klitschko — that is a fight that I label as not if it’s going to happen, but when it’s going to happen,” Wilder told NBC’s Al Michaels. “I think 2016 could be a perfect year for that to happen. He got a lot to fulfill and I’m doing my thing as well.”
Wilder has impressed on his way to an undefeated record, but he has not fought elite competition yet. Klitschko is the top fighter in the division and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. It’s understandable why Wilder wants more experience before challenging the best.
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