Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is not fazed with the upcoming return of boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Last month, the undefeated boxer announced he is coming out of retirement again in 2020 as he is collaborating with UFC president Dana White for a grand sporting spectacle.
“Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020 #boxing #mma #ufc #mayweatherpromotions”
The announcement fuels speculations that another UFC star will be crossing the bridge again to fight Mayweather in the squared circle.
Back in August 2017, the American boxer fought the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor in a boxing showdown dubbed as the ‘biggest fight in combat sports history.’
No names have been mentioned as possible opponent for Mayweather and he has not confirmed whether he will be fighting in the ring or in the cage.
While Mayweather’s return is expected to change the combat sports landscape, Wilder is not showing any concerns about sharing the spotlight with the comebacking legend.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ said he is a star of his own and Mayweather’s return cannot dim his light.
“I have no idea,You know what I mean? I mean, it’s so many different things that could be said about it,” he told Tha Boxing Voice.
“But, you know, it is what it is. Let him do what he do. You know, whether he come back or not, that’s up to him.”
“Personally, I really don’t care.”
“It’s not stopping nothing over here. Even if he announced something during that time, as you can see, it didn’t stop nothing. And it’s not gonna stop nothing.”
“I’m my own entity. I’m my own man. I do my own thing.”
“And my reputation and where I’m going, no one is gonna be able to touch it. No one. No matter what.”
The knockout specialist from Alabama is fresh off an emphatic finish of Luis Ortiz in their rematch in Las Vegas.
It was his tenth straight successful title-defence and his 42nd professional win in 43 outings, with 41 of these wins coming by way of knockout, for a 95% KO percentage.
For his next fight, he will face Tyson Fury in a much-awaited rerun of their December 2018 clash, which ended in a split decision draw.
According to Wilder, Mayweather’s camp is backing him to surpass Floyd’s 50-0 mark.
“I haven’t heard from Floyd but his people say if I can do it, that’s a great accomplishment,” the heavyweight champion told Business Insider.
“I think it would be as well even though Floyd wasn’t a heavyweight. That is a record set in history.”
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Deontay Wilder and Floyd Mayweather)