Deontay Wilder reveals he could RETIRE from boxing after his trilogy defeat against Tyson Fury, despite vowing that ‘the best is yet to come’, with former champion crestfallen and tempted to focus on other ventures
- Deontay Wilder was knocked out in his trilogy clash with Tyson Fury in October
- The American boasted a flawless professional record until he met Fury
- He now faces a long route back to the top of the heavyweight division
- Wilder has now suggested that he could walk away from the sport altogether
Deontay Wilder has revealed he is contemplating retirement following his knockout defeat against Tyson Fury back in October.
Wilder, 36, suffered the second loss of his boxing career against Fury, who was also the first man to breach his unbeaten record in February 2020.
The Bronze Bomber played his part in an all-time heavyweight classic when they met for a third time, climbing off the canvas in the third round and scoring two knockdowns of his own in the fourth.
Deontay Wilder has revealed he is contemplating retirement following his defeat vs Tyson Fury
Wilder was knocked out after 11 enthralling rounds with Fury in Las Vegas back in October
That was before Fury swiftly regained control of proceedings from the fifth onwards, enabling him to deliver the knockout blow which ended their long-running rivalry in the 11th.
Wilder recently insisted on fiancée Telli Swift’s podcast that ‘the best is yet to come’ from him in boxing despite back-to-back defeats against the Gypsy King.
But he now appears to have changed his tune, hinting that he could retire from the sport to focus on other ventures instead.
‘It’s mixed feelings because ultimately I have accomplished all my goals in this sport. 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,’ he told Kevin Hart on an episode of Cold As Balls on the Laugh Out Loud Network.
‘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).
‘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 already have, other things that I want to get into?’
The Bronze Bomber is now considering walking away from boxing altogether
Should he choose to fight on, Wilder is likely to return in a straightforward tune-up bout to regain some confidence after his brutal shortcoming against Fury.
PBC stablemate Andy Ruiz Jr could then represent his next big test, with a fight between the pair simple to make given they share the same promoter.
Wilder could also target a meeting with the loser of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua’s rematch, which is expected to take place either in March or April of next year.
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