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Emotional Deontay Wilder reduced to tears discussing the dangers of boxing

Deontay Wilder bounced back in the boxing ring after two consecutive defeats at the hands of Tyson Fury. Wilder knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round on Saturday in the most brutal way possible, getting back on winning ways.

Deontay Wilder bounced back in the boxing ring after two consecutive defeats at the hands of Tyson Fury. Wilder knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round on Saturday in the most brutal way possible, getting back on winning ways.

Wilder looked cautious for an extended period of time in the bout but unleashed his incredible right hand to great effect. The moment he completed the punch, he started celebrating by raising his arms toward the crowd.  

It has been an intense few weeks for the 36-year-old boxer, who successfully defended his heavyweight championship from 2015 to 2020. The two defeats to Fury got him down, but Wilder looked relieved with a victory on Saturday. 

In the post-fight conference, Wilder talked very emotionally about the difficulties in a boxer’s life. Wilder is also good friends with his Saturday opponent Helenius and while talking to the press, he broke into tears.

Wilder also remembered the infamous incident involving Prichard Colon. Colon suffered a life-altering brain injury during a fight back in 2015 and continues to remain affected by it. He is currently being taken care by his family in his hometown Maitland, Florida.  

“Look at Prichard Colon. This man, not gonna have no kids (starts to cry). They don’t understand what we go through man. And I don’t even know him like that. But I’ll always be an advocate for us because I think it’s a great honor. This man will never know what it feels like to be somebody’s father,” Wilder said. 

One of the most ruthless boxers of the modern day, Deontay Wilder is renowned for his ability to knockout opponents and his incredible punching power. As an amateur, he went on to win a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the USA and made his professional boxing career a few months later in November.

Wilder has fought 46 times in his career and won 43 games. Interestingly, 42 out of his 43 victories have come through knockouts. He is also a three-time winner of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the year in 2016, 2017, and 2019.