Former two-time heavyweight champion, Shawn Porter, chose a heavyweight as ‘other’, in an exciting, crowded division.
Porter is attending the comeback of former WBC champion Deontay Wilder, where the ‘Bronze Bomber’ spectacularly knocked out Robert Helenius in the first round – Just three punches to do so.
‘Showtime’ is clearly in awe of the 36-year-old’s performance and in an interview with ESNewssays that every boxer always claims to be ‘different’ but no one comes close to Wilder.
“Everybody uses the word ‘different’, but that’s [Wilder] definition of different.
I think it’s great to see Deontay come back like this, the way he did today. Today he looks different in the ring. He looked calm, he looked poised, as if he knew exactly what he wanted to do.
He looks very confident and that’s what the game is all about, the mental part is more important than the physical, the physical usually just handles itself.”
The brutality of the knockout even brought Wilder to tears during the post-match press conferencewhere he touched Helenius with his best wishes regarding his recovery.
As for what’s next for Wilder, the long-awaited debris with Anthony Joshua has surfaced once again, but the most likely outcome seems to be a fight against Andy Ruiz Jr, ordered to be the final knockout for Tyson Fury’s WBC title next week.
With both Wilder and Ruiz signed to Al Haymon’s PBC, the fight will likely be an easy one to do with no major broadcast or advertising issues to overcome.