Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes he’s a future first ballot Hall of Famer.
“The Bronze Bomber” is rocking a 42-2 pro record, with 41 of his victories coming by a way of KO. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is returning to the ring this October against Robert Helenius. Wilder, 36, hasn’t fought since last October when he got beat for a second straight time by Tyson Fury.
Having defended his WBC title a total of ten times, tied with Muhammad Ali for the fifth most in heavyweight history, coupled with the reputation as being a devastating knockout puncher, Wilder is of the belief that he’s solidified his standing as an all-time great.
“I do,” said Wilder to BoxingScene.com when asked if he’s done enough to make the Hall of Fame. “I’m a Hall of Famer right now.”
“I already know when those five years are up and I’m done competing, I’m automatically in the boxing Hall of Fame, no questions asked. If not, I’ll be very surprised.”