What should Deontay Wilder do next?

What should Deontay Wilder do next?

After losing to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday, what should Deontay Wilder do next?

Barry Jones
Analyst & former belt-holder

He showed that he’s got loads of bottle. There’s so many good fights for him. Have a bit of time off, keep working on what he was working on before and coming back against someone like Andy Ruiz would be a great fight for him. The only reason I haven’t mentioned Joshua and Usyk is they’re having to fight again.

Darren Barker
Analyst & former belt-holder

It depends on his desire. He’s earned millions. But because of the nature of the way he fights, the way he approaches fights, he’s always going to be a big draw. He’s just come up against his nemesis. I don’t think rebuilding Wilder is that difficult. I would still like to see him against Anthony Joshua.

Paul Ready
Boxing manager

Deontay Wilder is an interesting one. I wouldn’t mind seeing him against Andy Ruiz, a kind of in-house PBC match-up that’s easy to do. Him against Dillian Whyte would be a great fight. But Wilder against Ruiz is a natural fight for them to make.

Andy Clarke
Boxing commentator

After consecutive stoppage defeats, he needs to rebuild with a comfortable win. I know top fighters don’t tend to do that now but he should. That’s assuming he doesn’t retire, which I don’t think he will, and I hope he doesn’t, because he continues to be terrific for the division.

Read our account of Fury vs Wilder III here

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