Deontay Wilder claims all World class boxers are on PEDs except him: Nate Diaz was right

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has accused the top boxers in the sport of using PEDs. Wilder’s claim comes amidst increased scrutiny following Conor Benn’s two failed tests last year ahead of his match with Chris Eubank Jr.

In an interview with ESNews, Wilder was questioned about the use of PEDs. Wilder stated that he believed all the boxer in the top ten except himself were “doing something” to enhance their performance. Wilder went on to explain that he does not need to use anything because he already possesses the power that everyone wants.

Wilder stated: “For me, all the guys in the top ten and up – excluding me – are doing something. That’s how I feel. I don’t need to, because of the simple fact that I have what everybody wants. I believe, and I have the power.”

Although Wilder’s comments may seem exaggerated, his statement carries some weight given the long list of top boxers who have tested positive over the years. The use of PEDs in combat sports can lead to serious health risks and also create an unfair advantage for those who use them.

Dentay Wilder has been out of action since October. He last defeated Robert Helenius in less than a round.


Wilder was expected to take on former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr in a final eliminator bout for Tyson Fury’s WBC world title. After negotiations for the Ruiz bout stalled, rumors started to emerge that Wilder may have a more lucrative bout in the works.

It has been reported that the Skills Challenge Group is planning to stage a mega event in December. The event will feature Wilder vs Joshua and Fury vs Usyk on the same card. It is set to take place in the Middle East and is expected to be the richest in the history of prize boxing. It is estimated that the event will cost around $400 million.