Four major fights Deontay Wilder should have before retiring


Deontay Wilder has revealed that he is contemplating retiring from boxing following his trilogy defeat to Tyson Fury.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was KOd by the ‘Gypsy King’ in their third fight, ending that ring rivalry for good.

Wilder may now retire from boxing

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Wilder may now retire from boxing

And now the 36-year-old has suggested this could also mark the end of his career.

“It’s mixed feelings because ultimately I have accomplished all my goals in this sport,” he said on an episode of Cold As Balls.

“I told my daughter when she was one that I’d be a champion and I’d be able to support her beyond her belief.

“I’ve done that. There’s a lot of things that I’ve accomplished that I feel I have to prove to anyone because I’ve already proven [myself].

Fury KOd Wilder

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Fury KOd Wilder

“Should I push forward? Should I give it a go one more time?

“Or should I just retire and focus on the other things that I want to get into?”

Hopefully Wilder does opt to fight on, because there are four major fights we would still like to see him in…

There are still big fights out there for Wilder

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There are still big fights out there for Wilder

Wilder vs Oleksandr Usyk

Wilder may have lost his WBC title to Fury, but this does not mean he cannot compete at world level anymore.

Usyk now has the WBA, IBF and WBO belts and would make for a fascinating clash with the American.

Which would prevail – Usyk’s elite boxing ability or Wilder’s unmatched one-punch power?

Usyk was the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO cruiserweight world champion, and is now WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion

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Usyk was the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO cruiserweight world champion, and is now WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion

Wilder vs Anthony Joshua

Two years ago this was boxing’s undisputed heavyweight title fight, but now neither man has a belt to his name.

Regardless, Wilder vs Joshua remains one of the best fights to make in the division today.

Both men carry explosive power and it seems very unlikely that this would go the distance.

Joshua was soundly beaten by Usyk back in September

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Joshua was soundly beaten by Usyk back in September

Wilder vs Dillian Whyte

For a long time, Whyte sought a mandatory shot at Wilder.

This never materialised, but a great rivalry has developed between them regardless.

It would be good to see this finally settled in the ring.

Whyte and Wilder despise one another

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Whyte and Wilder despise one another

Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr

Ruiz Jr is now on the comeback trail following his rematch defeat to Joshua.

With Wilder in a similar position having been beaten by Fury, a match-up between the pair could propel the winner back to title contention.

This seems to most realistic fight of the four, with both men aligned to Al Haymon’s PBC.

Ruiz Jr beat Chris Arreola in his return fight back in May

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Ruiz Jr beat Chris Arreola in his return fight back in May





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