Deontay Wilder News
Deontay Wilder brutally honest about Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou: "Heavyweight division is f*cking dead"
Josh Evanoff - August 24, 2023
Deontay Wilder gives update on PFL fight with Francis Ngannou: "He knows what the deal is"
Josh Evanoff - June 29, 2023
Eddie Hearn reveals Francis Ngannou's boxing debut could come on the same night as Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder
Josh Evanoff - June 22, 2023
Deontay Wilder explains why he wants to fight Francis Ngannou in the PFL: "I can come to yours"
Josh Evanoff - June 9, 2023
Deontay Wilder confirms he’s had talks about fighting Francis Ngannou: “Something that could truly happen”
Harry Kettle - June 9, 2023
Heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he has held talks with Francis Ngannou’s team regarding a fight between the two. When you think of heavy hitters in boxing, you think of Deontay Wilder. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is one of the most ferocious knockout artists in the history of the sport, and he’s far from done yet.
UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall labels Deontay Wilder as the most winnable boxing match for Francis Ngannou
Harry Kettle - June 6, 2023
Tom Aspinall believes Deontay Wilder serves as a winnable fight for Francis Ngannou if he ventures into the boxing world. While he may have recently signed with PFL, Francis Ngannou’s next big priority is a boxing match. He wants to test himself against the very best at heavyweight, and he wants to make the most money possible in the process.
Deontay Wilder believes Oleksandr Usyk is scared to fight him
Andrew Whitelaw - May 30, 2023
Deontay Wilder wants a crack at Oleksandr Usyk but believes the unified heavyweight champion is reluctant to fight him out of fear. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, and successfully defended the belt on 10 occasions before losing to Tyson Fury in October 2021. The former Olympian returned to the ring a year later where he knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round.
Deontay Wilder arrested on felony gun charges, 'The Bronze Bomber' reacts
Cole Shelton - May 2, 2023
Deontay Wilder was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to TMZ Sports, Wilder was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Los Angeles. The report states that LAPD officers claimed his Rolls-Royce windows were illegally tinted and his license plate was obstructed. Then, during the stop, the cops smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from his ride, so they searched the car. During the search, the police found weed and a 9mm in the vehicle and put Wilder into custody.
Saudi promoter reveals talks underway to host Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua on the same event
Cole Shelton - April 19, 2023
Deontay Wilder believes he is the most powerful boxer ever, ahead of Mike Tyson: "That is not even an argument no more, come on"
Cole Shelton - April 12, 2023
Deontay Wilder thinks he is the most powerful puncher in boxing history. Wilder has been known for his vicious one-punch KO power, which helped him win the heavyweight title as he has knocked out every opponent he faced outside of Tyson Fury. With that, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ believes he is the most powerful puncher in boxing history, even ahead of Mike Tyson.
Francis Ngannou reveals talks underway to box Deontay Wilder in Africa: "It's an opportunity to do something massive"
Josh Evanoff - March 10, 2023
Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is currently in talks to box Deontay Wilder. ‘The Predator’ walked out of the UFC in January, vacating his heavyweight gold in the process. Following his exit, the promotion set Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant title. Last Saturday, ‘Bones’ defeated ‘Bon Gamin’ by first-round submission to win the gold.
Chael Sonnen sounds off on proposed Francis Ngannou vs. Deontay Wilder MMA fight: “Why don’t we just go throw daggers?”
Harry Kettle - February 22, 2023
MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned the proposed MMA fight between Francis Ngannou and Deontay Wilder. Ever since Francis Ngannou left the UFC, fans have been wondering what’s next for him. ‘The Predator’ made it crystal clear, above all else, that he wants to test the waters in boxing.
Deontay Wilder blasts Chael Sonnen after UFC legend calls him a "coward" for boxing Francis Ngannou first over MMA: "A miserable person"
Josh Evanoff - February 20, 2023
Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has gone on the offense against Chael Sonnen. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ made headlines earlier this month for challenging Francis Ngannou to a two-fight series. ‘The Predator’ famously exited the UFC last month after failing to come to terms on a new contract. Ngannou later hinted at a move to the boxing ring, with a return tentatively set for July.
Francis Ngannou verbally agrees to Deontay Wilder's two-fight challenge: "I hope you are a man of your word"
Josh Evanoff - February 17, 2023
Deontay Wilder offers Francis Ngannou boxing match followed by MMA bout: “I would love to do that one in Africa”
Susan Cox - February 8, 2023
Deontay Wilder has offered Francis Ngannou a boxing match followed by an MMA bout. Francis Ngannou recently parted ways with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and in doing so vacated his heavyweight title. The promotion and Ngannou could not come to terms on a new contract.
Tyson Fury unloads on "piece of s**t" Deontay Wilder: "I hope Ruiz knocks him out cold"
Cole Shelton - December 1, 2022
Tyson Fury is still not a fan of Deontay Wilder. Wilder and Fury fought three times with Fury winning two and the other being a draw. Throughout their rivalry, the two trashed one another. But, one of the biggest accusations was after Fury knocked out Wilder in the rematch, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ accused Fury of cheating and having something in his gloves.
Joe Rogan declares Deontay Wilder the most impressive knockout artist in boxing history: "The touch of death"
Ryan Harkness - October 18, 2022
Joe Rogan has a massive amount of respect for Deontay Wilder’s knockout abilities after watching ‘The Bronze Bomber’ knockout out Robert Helenius in the first round last weekend. Wilder came into the fight looking to re-establish himself as one of the most dangerous heavyweights in boxing and shake off back-to-back losses to Tyson Fury. He did just that, catching Helenius with a huge right hand moving backwards that crumpled his opponent to the canvas unconscious.
Deontay Wilder has his next opponent picked: "If he a man of his word, what a hell of a fight it would be"
Ryan Harkness - October 17, 2022
Deontay Wilder returned to his winning ways on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, knocking Robert Helenius out in the first round with a thunderous right hand. His opponent didn’t just go down, he stayed down with his eyes staring up into the rafters. It was a solid reminder that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has dynamite in his fists. Robert Helenius was a former sparring partner of Wilder’s and something of a palate cleanser for the heavyweight knockout artist after back-to-back losses to Tyson Fury. Now Deontay is looking to get back into the title picture, and he’s got some targets to do that. When asked in the ring who might be next, Wilder said they wanted Oleksandr Usyk, but doubted Usyk would fight him.
Deontay Wilder breaks down in tears at post-fight press conference (Video)
Fernando Quiles - October 16, 2022
Pros react after Deontay Wilder brutally KO's Robert Helenius
Christopher Taylor - October 15, 2022
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder returned to the squared circle against Robert Helenius this evening in New York. Wilder (43-2-1, 41 KO’s) was competing for the first time since suffering a knockout loss in his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury twelve months ago. Prior to his two losses to ‘The Gypsy King‘, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had put together a forty-three-fight unbeaten streak.
Deontay Wilder KO's Robert Helenius (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 15, 2022
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder returns to the squared circle against Robert Helenius this evening in New York. Wilder (43-2-1, 41 KO’s) has not competed since suffering a knockout loss in his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury twelve months ago. Prior to his two losses to ‘The Gypsy King‘, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had put together a forty-three-fight unbeaten streak.
Deontay Wilder "most definitely" interested in boxing Francis Ngannou
Ryan Harkness - October 12, 2022
If Francis Ngannou finds it difficult to lock in a boxing superfight against the mercurial Tyson Fury, he now has a solid backup in Deontay Wilder. Ngannou is currently sitting out the rest of 2022 with a bad knee injury suffered in his heavyweight title fight against Ciryl Gane in January. That also happened to be the last bout on his UFC contract, and his management believes a five year sunset clause overrides the promotion’s standard champion clause. If they’re right, Francis Ngannou will become a free agent at the start of 2023.
Deontay Wilder shares his prediction for Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2: “He just looks like a different man, he looks more broken”
Harry Kettle - August 19, 2022
Deontay Wilder has given his thoughts on the upcoming rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua this weekend. Last September, Oleksandr Usyk surprised a lot of fight fans and pundits by defeating Anthony Joshua to capture the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. It was always expected that the pair would run it back at some point and on Saturday night, that’s exactly what will happen over in Saudi Arabia as Usyk puts the belts on the line in the name of trying to end this Joshua rivalry once and for all.
Former heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder announces comeback: “It’s important because without an American heavyweight boxing really isn’t exciting”
Cole Shelton - May 30, 2022
Anthony Joshua fires back at critics who say he ducked Deontay Wilder: “Need I say more”
Harry Kettle - March 10, 2022
Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has hit back at those who have suggested he “ducked” Deontay Wilder. The last few years have served as quite the rollercoaster ride for Anthony Joshua. After beating Alexander Povetkin to move to 22-0 in his fourth straight stadium fight, many were calling for him to take on either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder – with both being heavily rumoured for a long time by that point.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder made 25x more than all of the UFC 270 fighters combined
Susan Cox - January 24, 2022
It has long been rumoured and commented on by UFC fighters that money, or lack thereof is an issue in the UFC. Dana White, UFC President has defended the monetary issues and feels that fighters get paid according to their performance and draw power.