Deontay Wilder is no Evander Holyfield; he might be more of a Mike Tyson because of the way he dominates in the boxing ring and in the media.
Wilder, who currently holds the WBC heavyweight belt, is set to take on Tyson Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday.
However, the American heavyweight champion, also known as Bronze Bomber, has already verbally destroyed Fury during the press conferences.
On Thursday, the boxers took part in the final press conference, and Wilder made some proud and angered others after delivering a verbal KO to a reporter who asked him to clarify a comment he made about “his people have fought for over 400 years.”
Initially, Wilder clashed with Fury who said gypsies fought for their rights for 200 years.
“You talk about how your people have been fighting for 200 years; my people have been fighting for 400 (years)!” Wilder screamed in Fury’s face. “My people have been fighting for 400 (years) and are still fighting today.”
Angry that Radio Rahim, a fellow Black man in America, would ask him to talk about a race-related issue, Wilder began to scream.
“Come on, man. Your people too!” Wilder shouted at Rahim. “You know what I’m talkin’ about! Ya’ll all know what I’m talkin’ about, man! Don’t sit up here and try to bait…Ya’ll know what the fuck I’m talkin’ bout when I say these things. Your people too!”
Rahim continued to press Wilder to further explain his statement, and the yelling got louder.
He stated: “I don’t gotta explain what’s understood, Radio Ra-him! I don’t have to explain what’s understood, man. You know what I mean by that!…I ain’t gotta go farther. And if anybody don’t understand that then God be with ‘em, go look up the history…Don’t everybody believe in Google? Go Google that shit, see what I’m talkin’ about! You know what I’m talkin’ about, man.”
Wilder proceeded to remove his glasses to look Rahim straight in the eyes and say: “How dare you sit up there and say explain — you know what I’m talkin’ about, man. [Fury’s] fighting people. You know we been fighting 400 and still fighting to this day! TO THIS DAY! TO THIS DAY! You gonna sit here and say you don’t know what I’m talkin’ about?! Pfft, man I’m outta here, bro.”
Wilder, who is undefeated in 40 career fights, is viewed by many as America’s next great heavyweight.
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