Boxer Deontay Wilder: “I Want a Body on My Record”

Deontay Wilder on The Breakfast Club
via The Breakfast Club

WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder is a beast, knocking out nearly every one of the 40 fighters he’s faced in his career.

Apparently, 39 KOs is not enough for the Alabama-bred boxing star. He wants a “body” on his record.

During an interview with Power 106’s The Breakfast Club in NYC last week, Wilder said he wants to kill a man in the ring, literally.

When asked about his punching power, he said: “I want a body on my record. I want one. I want one, I really do.”

“That’s the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ he wants one. I always tell people, when I’m in the ring, like I’m the ‘Bronze Bomber.’ Everything about me changes. I don’t get nervous, I don’t get scared, I don’t get butterflies, I don’t have no feelings towards the man I’m gonna fight… I come here for one thing, and that’s to knock you out and go back home. The power that I have, man; it’s easy to be able to do so.”

As he spoke about seriously injuring another fighter, he recalled his knockout of Artur Szpilka in January 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which many view as his most violent knockout ever. Szpilka was out cold… and some feared he was seriously hurt or even dead.

“I thought I had one [body] one time, like I said, with Szpilka, because he wasn’t breathing when he hit the canvas,” Wilder said. “Somebody’s gotta go. I want that on my record, because when I’m in that state on mind, like I ain’t myself.”

This interview was conducted before heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua earned his third world title on Saturday night (March 31), with a decision victory.

Now, fans are anticipating a matchup between Wilder and Joshua, with the winner becoming the four-title, undisputed world champion.