A point about Deontay Wilder and the ongoing nonsense regarding how many contenders he's faced

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  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I keep seeing people insist Deontay Wilder has only fought TWO contenders. Some put the number at a grand total of FOUR contenders.

    Deontay Wilder is the WBC Champion.

    Wilder beat the reigning WBC champion when he won the title.

    Wilder has made 10 successful defenses of the WBC belt against WBC contenders.

    Wilder will make his 11th defense of the WBC title against a WBC contender in February (unless Andy Ruiz wins again Saturday and the two of them decide to unify).

    Everyone Deontay Wilder has fought in the last five years has been a WBC contender.

    Everyone Deontay Wilder signed to fight who then failed their drug tests were WBC contenders.

    All of them.

    Who RING Magazine rates as a contender is meaningless. Who Ring Magazine once ranked but no longer ranks is meaningless.

    Oleksandr Usyk is a WBC heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next.

    Mike Hunter is a WBC heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next if he beats Povetkin (who is also a WBC heavyweight contender right now).

    Joe Joyce is a WBC Heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next.

    Filip Hrgovic is a WBC Heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next.

    Daniel Dubois is a WBC Heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next.

    Dereck Chisora is a WBC Heavyweight contender right now. Wilder could fight him next.

    It doesn't matter that Ring Magazine doesn't RANK ANY OF THEM ... Not Usyk at heavyweight, or Hunter, or Joyce, or Hrgovic, or Chisora or Dubois ... BECAUSE THE WBC RANKS THEM.

    They are all WBC contenders.

    Just like everyone Wilder has faced as champ.

    Carry on.
     
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  2. Rilz

    Rilz Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Watching someone grasping for straws is mildly upsetting to witness.
     
  3. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    Wilder fan meltdown over his opposition lol
    Carry on
     
  4. LANCE99

    LANCE99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    :lol: with this reach, you can dunk a basketball while lying on your back!!
     
  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cincinnati Cobra Full Member

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  6. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "Britain - where the Sky is the limit" Full Member

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    Well anyone who contends for the WBC title is technically a contender. Be they a pastry chef, special needs teacher, polish football hooligan, ancient man, etc etc.

    If Dave Allen fought for the WBC title he'd be a contender.

    So the op's argument is watertight.

    Hail Windmill.
     
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  7. Veys9

    Veys9 Let's go Champ! Full Member

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    I expected something different when I read "a point about deontay wilder".
     
  8. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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  9. lucky luke

    lucky luke Active Member Full Member

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    If Wilder once fight in a unification, will Wilder then be a contender?
     
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  10. Special one

    Special one Member Full Member

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    If you keep seeing people saying Wilder has only fought two actual contenders then that's probably the case. Just how you keep seeing people say Fury clearly beat Wilder!!! Cos he did.
     
  11. "TKO"

    "TKO" Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The key to trolling is to at least make it believable!!!
     
  12. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte the REAL Boogeyman Full Member

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    Is Whyte not a contender?

    I think if you’re ranked number #1 contender you become invisible or something
     
  13. Yatezy

    Yatezy Member Full Member

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    Reigning WBC champion?

    Dude won a vacant title and lost it on his first defence.
     
  14. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 October 31st, 2019 Full Member

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  15. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 October 31st, 2019 Full Member

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    It's amusing, to justify Wilder's reign, the OP has listed a bunch of fighters he hasn't boxed. We could all make the Hall of Fame by that measure. I'm a lock-in...
     
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