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frank

the guys ben fighting class d fighters is he now saying in the next yr he going right up to A type fighters and the champ . skipping the c andb type fighters

Posted February 20, 2013 4:15 pm 


Anonymous

Yeah, I agree with everyone below. Wilder should have already fought both Klitchkos, at least twice, also Aerreola, Fury, Mago, and every other heavyweight in the top 10. And he should have done it all in his first 5-6 fights as a pro. Okay, whay I just said is about as rediculous as most of your comments. Fighters have to WORK their way into the top 10. Wilder has done just that with an impressive record, no losses, and all his wins by knockout. Maybe we should be excited about his future, instead of being so overly critical of his career so far.

Posted February 19, 2013 4:44 pm 


Anonymous

..not to mention his opponents are picked from top 100-250, which basically makes him the king of top 100-250.

Posted February 19, 2013 9:08 am 


Anonymous

I never watch Wilder fights. I never watch boxers outside top 15-20..

Posted February 19, 2013 9:05 am 


BIG FOOT

Botha is just another one of those guys who has gotten too old to be like he was. That happens a lot too, he shouldfinally call it a career.

Posted February 19, 2013 4:11 am 


rod

OFF COURSE HE IS A GOOD FIGHTER THE PROBLEM IS HE WONT FIGHT OTHER GOOD FIGHTERS. 27 KOS, ALL MEANINGLESS

Posted February 19, 2013 12:32 am 


Aaron

Wilder doesn’t just only take easy fights, he only takes easy interviews too.

Posted February 18, 2013 11:44 pm 


Winetaster

LMan, I was thinking exactly like that when Botha lost that fight against a guy who couldn’t make the NY golden gloves novice if that. It is a deep shame when guys like Botha who have lost their power are unable to use their savy to slip, weave,and dodge an easy win against someone who is green but just a strong guy. That tells me more about what Botha was then what the other guy had. Botha was a muscle man depending onn brute strength himself and his participation in MMA also confirms that. Either true boxers are gone from boxing except for the likes of Broner, Donaire and a few others and boxing is really going by way of the rock ‘im sock ‘im sport the teenage rather see.

Posted February 18, 2013 11:19 pm 


Lman

If part time cross sport boxers are going to start showing up professional boxers, I will really start thinking about giving this sport up, honestly…

Posted February 18, 2013 11:11 pm 


Lman

So really I dont know what excuse you can give Wilder…

Posted February 18, 2013 11:08 pm 


Lman

Bigfoot- I think thats what happened to, point is a 5 fight novice with no amatuer experience let alone an olympic medal who doesnt even box full time did 10 rounds and won against a guy whose been in with Lewis, Tyson etc..And believe me I am not a Williams fan but even i had to give the guy credit, he should have been knocked out, and who knows if it had gone 12 he probably would have, but he stepped up thats the point, and once again he is not even a full time boxer..

Posted February 18, 2013 11:07 pm 


Luke

How bout a Foreman comeback?!!

Posted February 18, 2013 10:48 pm 


Luke

Now we talkin!!

Posted February 18, 2013 10:47 pm 


Max

he should fight Butterbean or Kimbo Slice next, would be a step-up, probably would get knocked cold, fall like a pine tree.

Posted February 18, 2013 10:30 pm 


PEDRO

McNeely was a good hype job example.

Posted February 18, 2013 9:45 pm 


BIG FOOT

Mr. Oquendo would make a good gate keeper to get past for Wilder.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:52 pm 


BIG FOOT

Bobick turned out to be limited but he did beat fairly good fighters prior to walking into Norton’s haymakers. He shouldn’t have gone for Norton though, he most likely would have put up a better performance against Lyle or one of the lesser contenders. Might have been able to bs his way into a bout with Ali by beating another fringe contender,
a Coopman, Dunn or the like. Right now I would liken Wilder to Mac Foster at best, too soon to maybe to elevate him even to his level though.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:49 pm 


frank

why doesnt wilder try banks if he wins that take on areola or jennings for the best american heavyweight? then start going after the europeans

Posted February 18, 2013 8:44 pm 


Luke

Yeah, he’ll be 35-0 with 46 actual rounds boxed…that ain’t gonna do him much!

Posted February 18, 2013 8:22 pm 


Jim

Lets be honest. Wilder is an okay fighter. It is very obvious that his handlers will not let him in the ring with a “legitimate” fighter. They are hoping to get him to around 35-0, then a title shot to make a few bucks. The minute Wilder fights a guy CLOSE to the top ten, he will be exposed bigtime. This guy is the biggest fraud since Duane Bobick.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:07 pm 


Luke

Price was scared of wilder…mogmood is awful and very chinny!

Posted February 18, 2013 7:46 pm 


Luke

TT. With lim am experience, Wilder won bronze. Larry Holmes had lim am experience, I believe 17 am fights, and of course no Olympic birth, let alone bronze medal. In Holmes’ 27th fight he fought Ernie Shavers, the hardest puncher of all time, and in his 28th fight he won the title by clearly beating maybe the most athletic champion of all time, Kenny Norton. There is something wrong with Wilder – no other rational explanation for how they’re bringing him along!

Posted February 18, 2013 7:39 pm 


Anonymous

Terror….exactly right, what Wilder needs is better balance, he’s awkward because he’s rangy and doesn’t have much experience but pacing his attack with better footwork to set up his punches should turn the trick for him…..wish him well

Posted February 18, 2013 4:00 pm 


Moonshineman

He IS NOT ready for the top guys. He is still a Class C heavyweight.

Posted February 18, 2013 3:57 pm 


terror tim

I defended Wilder’s path because he needed time to mature. Heavyweights hit their prime later and Wilder got a late start. If his handlers wanted to give him any chance whatsoever to become a contender he needed time to fill out his tall frame and learn coordination. When you have a tall body like Wilder it becomes more difficult to control that tall body, which what made the K bros so special along with Lennox Lewis. Now it is time for wilder to start stepping it up a bit more. He isn’t ready for the top 10 but he can start fighting guys we recognize. He is still 2 years away from being a contender.

Posted February 18, 2013 3:39 pm 


Ruffknight

Scott’s opponents are about as weak as Wilder’s and he’s been a pro since 2000.
Why doesn’t he get as much criticisim as Deontay? I guess because he doesn’t ko so many and maybe the critics have given up on him after such a long time. But Glazkov will be his biggest test and I can see him as 35-1 the morning after.

Posted February 18, 2013 3:30 pm 


Special K

After reading that his daughter suffers from spina bifida, I’m gonna cut this guy some slack for racking up a few easy pay cheques….some things are more important. That said ,as an athlete he needs to step up the level of his opponents.

Posted February 18, 2013 3:12 pm 


Anonymous

time to make a move…..it’s all or nothing

Posted February 18, 2013 2:18 pm 


Nathan

Seems like I had better post as something other than my name “nathan” on here since there are two “nathan’s”…

Posted February 18, 2013 1:49 pm 


Luke

Answer….he absolutely blows!!!!!

Posted February 18, 2013 12:20 pm 


Luke

Answer this question….in Wilder’s fight on showtime, why did he only throw 3 punches (in range) over the course of 3 rounds??????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted February 18, 2013 12:19 pm 


Anonymous

The guy has been talking alot lately about the top guys or fighting the better grade fighters….so cmon its time talk is over,its fight time.

Posted February 18, 2013 12:14 pm 


Luke

Goin nowhere…hurt bad on Espn by a 500 fighter who had trouble standing up without being hit…how old and past it is Mcline???!

Posted February 18, 2013 12:12 pm 


Luke

And Scott’s opposition has been almost as weak as Wilder’s!!

Posted February 18, 2013 12:09 pm 


Luke

Wilder against Sonny Bill…I like it!!! How many rounds should it be?? 8? 10? 12?? Small details…that could be decided night of the fight!!

Posted February 18, 2013 12:07 pm 


Luke

Wilder is as mean as it gets….he’s KO’d 27 helpless guys, all who got D’s in remedial PE class!!

Posted February 18, 2013 12:03 pm 


Caroline

It is easy to check which posters here don’t know anything about boxing by coming here in Wilder-section and checking if they are praising Wilder, lol.

Posted February 18, 2013 10:36 am 


rod

WILDER IS FAMOUS. FAMOUS FOR BEING A GIANT JOKE WHO WANTS TO FIGHT NOBODY, HE HAS ALL THE PHYSICAL GIFTS BUT JUST STEPS UP TO FIGHT NO ONE. HIS REAL TALENT IS COMPLETELY UNKNOWN. HOW WOULD HE DEAL WITH ARREOLA, CHISORA, SAM PETER, USTINOV. DIMITRENKO, FURY, PRICE, PEREZ, ANYONE IN THE TOP 30 OR EVEN TOP 50. STOP PRETENDING AND FIGHT SOMEONE

Posted February 18, 2013 10:06 am 


Wolf

That is the first time I read about Jaieya his daughter with Spina Bifida. Wow! She can run now that is awesome. Like to see Wilder step up soon. Someone like Kelvin Price or maybe just a little better would be nice. Even if he kept busy fighting and mixed a bum or two in with a good opponent.

Posted February 18, 2013 9:56 am 


knowall

Show some nuts and fight them then

Posted February 18, 2013 9:42 am 


Neil(pomy)

He came off quite well in that article. He needs to up the competition level now. Its over-due.

Posted February 18, 2013 9:06 am 


Dan Emicus

There’s no reason in particular. It wasn’t practical to mention every single European prospect. It may be back to the drawing board after his performance against McCline, but Mago is still very worthy of attention, of that there is no doubt. He’s now ranked by three of the sanctioning bodies.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:32 am 


Mas Mai

You guys forget to spell out Magomed Abduslamov! Why? Is he too scary for you guys? Why don’t mentioned? Plz….plz…plz… explain.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:27 am 


BIG FOOT

The 35-0 Malik Scott is going to fight Glazkov this Saturday.

Posted February 18, 2013 8:03 am 


BIG FOOT

There was some controversy with that one. Seems like Sonny was wilting a bit towards the end of the 9th and 10th, then they apparently changed it to a 10 rounder instead of a 12. ??????

Posted February 18, 2013 7:53 am 


Lman

Cmon 27 – 0 and not a recognizable name on his resume, everyone in Australia was giving Rugby player turned part time boxer Sonny Bill Williams grief about his fight with Botha but that was his 5th fight and Botha as past it as he is has been in with everyone, and Williams went the distance and won by ud, and took some big shots from Botha in the process…

Posted February 18, 2013 7:47 am 


Lightweight Mike

In spite of his lack of any real ly good opposition he is still 27-0 with 27 ko’s and 6’7 230 lbs. It would be a feather in any other contenders cap to beat the guy.

Posted February 18, 2013 5:05 am 


Ruffknight

Arreola hasn’t fought in a year but has a bout on 3/9 with another puncher in Stiverme who hasn’t fought in about 10 months.

Posted February 18, 2013 4:46 am 


Anon

I like Deontay as a fighter and a man. Those people that are constantly criticising him for not fighting the top heavyweights know zilch about him. He has a good team of coaches who ARE looking after him because of his limited experience. Why would anyone throw the lad in with Klitschko before he’s ready? Pointless.
I wish him well and I think by next year he’ll be a top 5 heavyweight and remain there for a long time. I’m not sure he’s got the meanness to be world champion but like he says…he likes to surprise people and I hope he goes all the way. Nice interview.

Posted February 18, 2013 2:55 am 


hookoffthejab

all talk and nO GO …….!

Posted February 18, 2013 2:42 am 


huckster

???

Posted February 18, 2013 2:11 am 


T-Bag

Wilder is the truth!!! I’d like to see him pummel Tyson Fury’s glass jaw

Posted February 17, 2013 9:24 pm 


Luke

Bryant Jennings – no way!! You’re not ready!! How ’bout everyone’s favorite cruiserweight ZACH PAGE?? He’s fought a ton of ranked heavyweights, has a record of approx 21-42-2, 39 years old, and you turned him down. Before you think you can go with Jennings, give Page a try!! Not much risk, right?? And of course, down in Alabama, there is plenty reward!!

Posted February 17, 2013 9:11 pm 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

You’re 27-0 now, Wilder. It’s about time you to step-up the competition and start fighting some contenders that boxing fans have actually heard of. Arreola is a great suggestion, but Jennings, Banks or Mitchell would also be a good place to start. No need to think about the Europeans until after you beat a contender from your own country.

Posted February 17, 2013 8:45 pm 


Kid Blast

About time, bro. Now let’s kick some major tail!. Start with Aerreola.

Posted February 17, 2013 8:04 pm 



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