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Wilder’s Promise to Usyk: A Clash More Electrifying Than Fury's Trilogy

Deontay Wilder, ever confident, has thrown down the gauntlet for a face-off against Oleksandr Usyk on May 18, signaling his return to full-fledged dedication to boxing. Wilder, known for his explosive power and the moniker "Bomb Squad," has openly expressed his readiness to climb back into the ring, irrespective of the preparation time.

Deontay Wilder in a boxing gym, preparing for a potential bout, expressing his readiness to face Oleksandr Usyk.
Deontay Wilder gears up for any challenger, eyes on Usyk

His assertion comes with a renewed commitment to the sport, following a period of disillusionment with the boxing industry exacerbated by the aftermath of his trilogy with Tyson Fury.


Wilder's readiness to challenge Usyk isn't new; he's previously accused the Ukrainian of avoiding a clash with him, despite alleged lucrative offers. This claim, coupled with Wilder's assertion of a comprehensive inside knowledge of the boxing business, adds a layer of intrigue to his challenge.


Wilder's critique extends to Usyk's camp, suggesting a deliberate sidestep of the "Bomb Squad" threat.

Oleksandr Usyk during a fight, showcasing his boxing skills, amid talks of a potential clash with Deontay Wilder.
Oleksandr Usyk, the master technician, could face a new challenge from Wilder.

The notion of Wilder as Usyk's opponent in the upcoming "Ring of Fire" event, however, met with skepticism from sections of the boxing community. Critics point to Wilder's defeat by Joseph Parker as evidence of his vulnerability against technically superior boxers like Usyk.


Despite this, Wilder's declaration marks a significant statement of intent from the former WBC heavyweight champion, aiming to reassert his position in the heavyweight hierarchy by taking on one of its most skillful champions.

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