Deontay Wilders' controls his own destiny as he looks ahead for future fights
In 1973 the soundtrack for a film titled Black Ceasar was released and an artist by the name of James Brown featured a song called “The Boss”. In the lyrics Brown repeats the phrase “paid the cost to be the boss” a statement declaring one's position has been earned and not given. After going 30 rounds in three fights with the WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, two fights with Luis Ortiz, who at the time in my opinion was avoided by top fighters in the division and was handed his first two losses. With becoming champion Deontay Wilder has built credibility for himself in the court of public opinion when it comes to the competition level on his resume and accomplishments.
Wilder and his team are focused on becoming the undisputed world heavyweight champion and there are different steps that his team is taking mentally, as well as bringing in different trainers to get Wilder back on track. Malik Scott made it clear during an interview with co-host Phillip Robinson III and myself on The Combat Lounge that they expect to be successful against Robert Helenius and have their sights set on Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua next. “Deontay Wilder is big time boxing if he’s giving anyone an opportunity, it's going to be someone that has alot to offer” Malik Scott states.
Deontay Wilder is in control of his own destiny, has paid the cost, and plans to cash in when the opportunity presents itself for him to once again be sitting at the head of table of the heavyweight division. At 36 years of age, Wilder is not only competing against the best heavyweights in the world, but he’s also fighting against father time. So as the bronze bomber enters the second phase of his illustrious career, boxing fans will get to witness possibly one of the great comeback stories in the sport about a kid from Tuskaloosa with a dynamite right hand becoming two-time WBC heavyweight champion but more importantly undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Check out the clip of our conversation.