Deontay Wilder is still unsure about his future and plans. The surprise defeat by Joseph Parker has many wondering what Wilder is up to. Deontay emphasized that he does not know what will happen in the future, but it seems that retirement is one of the options for him. His goal is to remain smiling despite everything.
"We'll see what happens, we still have a little bit left, but I did a great job managing my money. I'm a happy fighter. I'll be back, and if not, then it's been a pleasure. I don't know [if I still have the same fire I used to], a lot has calmed me down," Wilder said, as quoted by boxingscene.com!
"I've been wearing this smile all week long and I'm still going to wear it. Nothing can stop me on that."
Joseph Parker reacts
Joseph Parker positively surprised everyone with the victory. Although there were sparks before the match with Wilder, Parker still has respect for his opponent. This was a tough match in which Joseph emerged as the winner in the end. Although he entered this match as an underdog, he managed to silence those who doubted him and achieve a great victory!
"I have a lot of respect for Wilder, but we trained very hard for this. Everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan. I was really fit. I stayed calm, relaxed, stayed focused. There's always things to work on but I got the win. Merry Christmas to us," Parker said.
"He did catch me a few times on the guard and it's very hard. If it landed clean then it could be a different story. Working with Andy and George and not getting out of shape was important. This is massive and the best opponent I've ever faced. Tyson Fury gave us his time with sparring and was massively important."