Deontay Wilder: I'm taking a massive risk, they're looking past Parker, but not me

"When I look at that I just think I'm just reserved, I'm just fresh right now, and just ready to go."

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Deontay Wilder: I'm taking a massive risk, they're looking past Parker, but not me
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Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker will meet in the ring on December 23rd in Saudi Arabia. This upcoming match holds high anticipation as we'll witness two excellent boxers in action. Although many already see Wilder winning and fighting Anthony Joshua, Deontay is cautious and believes that it could be a trap.

"I think it's me. I'm taking the biggest risk because they're looking past Parker - but I'm not. Joshua is the biggest fight in combat sport, period. When people talk to me, the main thing they talk about is me and him, all the time. It applies pressure because the world wants to see [it]," Wilder told TNT Sports, quoted by boxingscene.com!


Joseph Parker and his expectations

Parker also emphasized in the interview with the media that he understands the seriousness of this match. It is especially difficult to predict what awaits him, considering that Wilder was absent for a long time. Parker doesn't know what to expect from him.

"Deontay hasn't been in the ring for a while, coming into this fight I've been busy, I've been active. Is he going to bring ring rust? Or is his training going to pay off?- Parker said.

Parker has always been a boxer who was not afraid of anyone and was ready to fight anyone. This will be one of the biggest challenges in his career!

"At this stage of my career, I take the best fights, and the biggest fights, and I don't shy away from challenges. A lot of people are wary of him, and scared of the right hand that he possesses, but I'm all in, I'm all for it - I love to challenge myself."

Wilder has nothing against the fact that the fight was arranged relatively quickly.

"Not at all. When I look at that I just think I'm just reserved, I'm just fresh right now, and just ready to go. Most of all, [I'm] just excited. Although this is a short-notice fight that we both have, I'm a world-class athlete. This is nothing short of what I'm used to," Wilder said.

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