Deontay Wilder - updates

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Wilder-Fury rematch set for Las Vegas

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:06 AM

After fighting to a split decision draw last year, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury go at it again for the heavyweight world title

MUCH AWAITED. Heavyweight stars Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury vow to put on a show in the anticipated rematch. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Joshua offers to be Fury's sparring partner if it helps him beat Wilder

Dec 18, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'I think Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would, so, if that's the case, I want him to win. Imagine that fight on British soil,' says Joshua

SPARRING PARTNER. Anthony Joshua wants compatriot Tyson Fury to beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Photo from Instagram (@anthonyjoshua)

Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Wilder ready to 'fight anyone' after Breazeale KO

May 20, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The American champion has yet to be defeated after 42 professional fights

GETTING THERE. Deontay Wilder asks for patience as fans clamor for a bout against Anthony Joshua. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal 1st round KO

May 19, 2019 - 1:17 PM

The undefeated champion decks challenger Dominic Breazeale for his ninth successful title defense

STILL SPOTLESS. Deontay Wilder notches his 41st win. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Due to 'tremendous popular demand,' the World Boxing Council sanctions a rematch between heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

BIG HIT. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury clash in one of the best heavyweight fights in a long time. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder wants Fury rematch 'ASAP'

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:39 AM

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder refutes Tyson Fury's claim that he's ducking a rematch 'at all cost'

PART TWO. Deontay Wilder says a rematch with Tyson Fury is inevitable. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The WBC heavyweight king has always been adamant that he wants to unify the division

PLENTY OF OPTIONS. Deontay Wilder is open to either facing Anthony Joshua or locking horns with Tyson Fury in a rematch. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Fury thriller ends in draw

Dec 02, 2018 - 2:55 PM

American Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury twice but the British fighter manages to clear his head and survive the epic bout

BLOCKBUSTER BOUT. After a spectacular heavyweight showdown, both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury  immediately call for a rematch. Photo from Showtime Boxing

Wilder vows to knock out Fury at heavyweight title weigh-in

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Former boxing champions expect Deontay Wilder's punching power to be too much for Tyson Fury

EXPLOSIVE. Deontay Wilder (left) and Tyson Fury face off in a highly anticipated collision of unbeaten heavyweights. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder, Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:16 PM

American Deontay Wilder – who still gets mistaken for NBA superstar LeBron James – clashes with trash-talking British Tyson Fury in a showdown of undefeated heavyweight fighters

HIGH-STAKE BOUT. Deontay Wilder (right) aims to defend his WBC heavyweight crown for the eighth time against Tyson Fury. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-champ Tyson Fury to make boxing comeback in June

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'I can't wait to get in there and prove I am the best, even after all this time out,' says Fury

COMEBACK. Former British heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury, (left), with promoter Frank Warren, speaks during a press conference to announce Fury's comeback, in central London on April 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall /AFP

Anthony Joshua eager to face Deontay Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Joshua owns the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, while Wilder holds the WBC crown

WBC to probe Deontay Wilder desire to cause ring death

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:46 PM

'I want a body on my record. I want one. I really do,' says WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a radio show

WILD. Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be investigated by the WBC for his remarks of his desire to cause death in the ring. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Deontay Wilder improves to 40-0 with 10th round TKO of Luis Ortiz

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Deontay Wilder now has 39 knockouts out of his 40 fights

UNSCATHED. Deontay Wilder keeps his record spotless with a TKO win over Luis Ortiz. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Hearn, Haymon to discuss Joshua-Wilder heavyweight unification super-fight

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Eddie Hearn says he'll meet with Deontay Wilder's adviser Al Haymon on Thursday to discuss a fight with Anthony Joshua

POWER. Unbeaten heavyweight titleholders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have knocked out a combined 58 of the 59 opponents they've faced. Photos from Facebook

Wilder stops bloodied Arreola to retain WBC heavyweight title

Jul 17, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Deontay Wilder pounds Chris Arreola into submission after 8 rounds despite injuring his right hand and bicep

AND STILL. Deontay Wilder found Chris Arreola easy to hit in his fourth title defense. Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Heavyweight title fight in doubt after Povetkin tests positive for meldonium

May 14, 2016 - 6:45 AM

A decision on whether the WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin will proceed has not been made

CAUGHT. Former heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin is the latest in a growing line of Russian athletes to test positive for meldonium. File photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Wilder KOs Szpilka, trades tough talk with Fury

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Deontay Wilder keeps his World Boxing Council heavyweight title and sets the stage for a potential shot at an undisputed title later this year against Tyson Fury

KO. Deontay Wilder (L) punches Artur Szpilka during their WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder KOs Molina, retains portion of heavyweight title

Jun 14, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Deontay Wilder dropped Eric Molina 3 times before knocking him out in the ninth round on Saturday to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight world title

Deontay Wilder, seen in this file photo against Bermane Stiverne, retained his portion of the heavyweight title. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder dethrones Stiverne, wins portion of heavyweight crown

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Deontay Wilder became the first American boxer in nearly a decade to win a portion of the heavyweight title winning a decision over Bermane Stiverne to take the WBC title

'BRONZE' WINS GOLD. Deontay Wilder lands a right hand on Bermane Stiverne's face en route to winning the WBC heavyweight title. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP