American heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder has the impressive record of 28 fights, 28 wins and 28 KO's but it seems that he still has his critics. Many of the haters claim that Deontay is being spoon fed shot fighters but that is certainly not the case. Deontay has now responded to his critics, telling us that he will fight anyone, anywhere and anytime.
Speaking exclusively to FansShare, Wilder said, "No matter what you do, you're going to have critics. That's part of it. Most have never had a glove on but want to call themselves experts. The truth is i'll fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. I went to China to compete in the Olympics. I've fought in other people's hometowns from Cincinnati to Mexico to England. I'm on a quest to be Heavyweight Champion of the World! BBBBOOOOMMMBBB SSSQQQUUUAAADDD!!!"
Meanwhile, his coach Jay Deas said, "If Deontay was 28-0 with 17 knockouts no one would say anything. It's the 28 knockouts. People use 20-20 hindsight. For example, Kertson Manswell goes the distance with former World Champ Ruslan Chugaev. Six months later Deontay knocks Manswell out in one. Kelvin Price was undefeated having beat Tor Hamer before and Danny Williams after fighting Deontay. Deontay knocks Price out in three. Audley Harrison comes off a career best night, winning the Prizefighter tourney by knocking out the likes of Derrick Rossey. Deontay knocks Harrison out in one."
He added, "Then after the fact, critics say Manswell, Price and Harrison must be no good. The fact is they are good. Deontay is potentially great! We tried to make a deal with Tony Thompson but his rematch clause was enforced with David Price. We accepted the Chisora fight, in England, but Deontay's legal situation didn't allow international travel. We're excited about making big fights in the months to come."
And it seems that Jay Deas does have a very valid point. Just take a look at Bryant Jennings, for instance. Bryant received praise for his performance against 24-2 fighter Andrey Fedosov, which is fair enough, given that Fedosov is a good fighter. However, what many people do not realise is that Andrey Fedosov was coming off the back of 14 wins over losing fighters, which was not even mentioned. If it had have been Deontay WIlder beating Fedosov, that would have been the first thing mentioned.
While Deontay Wilder will continue to have his critics, he has our full support and we believe he has the skills and the heart to become the next American heavyweight champion of the World.