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Wilder eager to prove he is the most risky heavyweight

Wilder eager to prove he is the most risky heavyweight

Call me a cynic but I don't believe Team Wilder would have agreed to fight Ortiz with so much money on the table if they can deliver Wilder to AJ undefeated.

Matchroom Sport kingpin Hearn, however, wasn't letting this stand. Anthony Joshua Vs Wladimir Klitschko is a prime example of what an ideal super-heavyweight division should look like, as the size and athleticism of two giants can be particularly crowd pleasing, especially when one considers that either man can end the contest at any time.

"That's why he's trying to get these checks. It's Deontay screaming 'I'm the best, watch me, ' which is very unsafe when there's a couple hundred million dollar fight sitting out there in the not-so-distant future".

But throughout his 10-year professional career, Wilder has carved out a reputation as a knock-out artist with 38 of his 39 fights failing to go the distance with 19 of those stoppages coming in the opening round. Man, it just saddens me. Anthony Joshua will barely even mention my name. Hearn has scoffed at Wilder's insistence on a 50-50 split and argues Joshua has a larger profile so he deserves a bigger chunk of the money.

Justice being what it is in the shady sport of boxing, five month later the fight has been revived after the WBC brought Ortiz's story that he flunked a drug test due to medication he was taking for high blood pressure. I don't see Deontay Wilder as a special heavyweight, as some others do, and I think his management feels the same way I do. I think you'd put them on the same kind of level. Why wouldn't I be? "I also let my fist talk for me". Rather they want to see Wilder prevail in a seventh title defense and remain on course to face Joshua in the future, either late this year or in 2019.

"Is Dillian Whyte a tougher fight than Luis Ortiz?". There have been no negotiations at all, no deal has been offered.

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"I looked into his eyes and I knew that I'm not going to lose this opportunity. I want to have a straight mindset to be able to interact with them, to be able to run around with them and play with them, and if they want to get any knowledge from me, I want to be able to do that". Boxing needs Joshua-Wilder to be added to that list.

British fight fans would then have a hard choice as to who they want to see winning: Wilder, in his last hurdle before a potential Joshua clash, or Whyte, who has lived in London since childhood and who has a tasty rivalry with Joshua.

"It's more Hearn than Joshua". He says he's the "Real King Kong", but "King Kong" knows what happens when he comes to NY.

Against Ortiz, a crisp boxer who can really crack, that could be a problem. They hide behind all these different things.

But Hearn believes Wilder would need to readjust his desires in that respect and, in the process, suggested just how confident the Joshua camp are their man will prevail over Parker at the Principality Stadium. He's scared. He don't want this train, this gravy train to end. Period. I don't see anyone else with the set of skills he possesses as a heavyweight.

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News. "You do all you can to protect your fighter".