Deontay Wilder has never lost a bout in his professional boxing career, ending 39 of his 40 fights via knockout. But apparently, every one of those fights was a failure, because whenever the WBC heavyweight champion brawls, he’s sincerely hoping it ends with his opponent’s death.
“I want a body on my record, I want one,” Wilder told “The Breakfast Club” on Friday.
Well, Wilder doesn’t want to kill someone, rather, his alter ego the “Bronze Bomber” does.
“That’s the Bronze Bomber, he want [a body],” said Wilder, who knocked out Luis Ortiz on March 3 for his seventh title defense. “I always tell people, when I’m in the ring, like I am the Bronze Bomber. With him, it’s so crazy, when I’m in the Bronze Bomber, I don’t really care. Everything about me changes. I don’t get nervous, I don’t get scared, I don’t get butterflies, I don’t have no feeling towards the man I’m fit to fight.
“I come here for one thing — to knock you out and go back home.”
He later referenced his vicious January 2016 knockout of Artur Szpilka.
“The power that I have, it’s easy to be able to do,” Wilder said. “I thought I had one one time with Szpilka because he wasn’t breathing when he hit the canvas. Somebody is going to go.”
Let’s hope Wilder — who’s lobbying for a bout with undefeated IBF, WBA (Super), and IBO titleholder Anthony Joshua — never succeeds in his grim quest.