Popular boxer Deontay Wilder indicated that he will get a potential $50 million if he emerges victorious against Joseph Parker.
His eyes are firmly set on a colossal showdown against Joshua following his match against Parker at the ‘Day of Reckoning’ event in Saudi Arabia scheduled for Saturday. This event serves as the headline for Joshua’s clash with Otto Wallin.
Wilder has been out of action for over a year, with his last match resulting in a knockout victory against Robert Helenius.
Wilder expressed to Queensbury Promotions: “I knock AJ out, I deliver what I was supposed to deliver years ago. I deliver what they ran from. I deliver what he asked for $50million for, I’m going to give him a $50million knockout.”
Bookmakers have identified Wilder as the stronger favorite against Parker compared to Joshua’s match against Wallin.
Wilder said: “This is Deontay Wilder, when I am fighting I leave people on the edge of their seats. They don’t know what’s going to happen but when it does happen, it’s goodnight. That’s the excitement I bring to the heavyweight division. If it’s any given fight that you are going to see a knockout, Deontay Wilder is going to make that happen.”
“Every punch I throw it’s that moment of ‘There it is, there it goes’. That’s the excitement of it and I thank god that I’m blessed with the ability to give people that. I have people saying ‘I missed the knockout!’ That’s why I tell people go to the bathroom, concessions stand, go to the kitchen. When I get in the ring from the first to the last round don’t blink, because you can always miss something.”
Wilder has competed only once since his defeat by Tyson Fury in their epic trilogy, where he was knocked out twice. Contemplating retirement after the Fury bouts, the former heavyweight champion admitted to nearly retiring.
He said, “I was close to retiring. I just started enjoying my family a little bit more. I have eight children. I was able to be more involved, more active in their lives.”
“It was very enjoyable to see my youngest children grow and take them on certain trips, like camping, going on certain adventures with them, and seeing their interests in life and what they think about certain things.”