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Old 01-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #65
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Default Re: Deontay Wilders next fight...

Originally Posted by SweetHome_Bama View Post
Last fight was a significant step up fight.
I believe he tried to get a fight with Fury afterwards but was rebuffed.

That said, he isn't a great amateur in terms of length in the sport and has a great deal to learn in the profession. So to slowly move up, which he is doing. Isn't a crazy or protection as some try to claim.

He doesn't have a belt, isn't a champ, and is correctly being moved along slowly so he can hone his craft.

The butt hurt about him is really confusing, because there is no talk or hype around him.
Surely, surely, after four years as a pro Wilder should be above fighting guys like Greer. Surely he's past the part of his career where he has to take "stay-busy" fights just to learn the intricacies of boxing.

He's had 7 fights in 2009, 6 fights in 2010, 6 fights in 2011 and 6 fights in 2012, most of which were against guys of a similar level to Greer, so it's hardly going to be a learning experiance for him.

And Wilder does have a belt. He won the WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title by beating Price. As the holder of this belt - though it may not be a big one it has some history having been around since the 1970's - he doesn't have to take "stay busy" fights and he should be looking to fight at a higher level, he should be looking to push on to the top fighters in his country, not fighting just to keep occupied.
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