It has been a long time since there has been a genuine heavyweight title contender from America but, despite the noise that the critics keep making, Deontay Wilder looks set to change all that. Deontay is 30-0 with 30 knockouts and looks set to get his shot at the WBC heavyweight title.
It is believed that Vitali Klitschko will vacate the title, as he focusses his efforts on becoming the president of Ukraine, which means Deontay Wilder could be in line for a shot at the WBC title. If the talk is to be believed, Deontay Wilder will fight Bermane Stiverne for the WBC title next year.
Deontay is clearly confident that he will beat Bermane Stiverne, as he has already offered British heavyweight, Tyson Fury a shot at the title, when he wins it. The two have had a lot of Twitter beef, with Wilder saying, "Tyson Fury, come my friend, I will make it worth your while. Besides, once I get this WBC belt, it’s game over for you all!"
Tyson Fury's next fight is against fellow British heavyweight, and former world champion, David Haye. If Deontay Wilder does manage to bag himself the WBC title, a fight against the winner of Haye vs Fury could be one way to go but we would like to see the division unified, with a fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Watch this space!