American boxer Deontay Wilder scored a spectacular victory over Finnish boxer Robert Gelenius at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (New York, USA). He knocked out his opponent in the first round.
After the fight, the boxer commented on his own victory. He emphasized that he was sure of a triumph in Brooklyn.
"It's amazing to be back in Brooklyn. This arena is like a second home to me.
Back very well. When I got off the plane and put my foot on the ground, I felt a lot of energy. I felt love and support, and that's all I need. I knew it would be a great night for me, and it was.
I tried to keep my distance because Robert has the heart of a champion and I knew what he was capable of. I didn't take him for granted, I looked into his eyes and he really wanted it. My opponents always perform at the highest level," Deontay said.
"I'm ready for anyone to be my opponent"
The American also said that he was ready to enter the ring against Oleksandr Usyk.
“I set him up, let him reach, and when he reached, I hit. It was a great fight, and who is the next opponent? There were rumors about Alexander Usyk, but I see that he is not here. Most of the time, guys who say who want to fight against me come to my fights.
I am ready for the fact that anyone will become my opponent, be it Andy Ruiz or Usyk. Deontay Wilder is back, and the buzz in the division is back. Without Deontay Wilder, there is no heavyweight, that's a fact, ” said the boxer.
By the way. This victory was Wilder's 43rd in the professional ring (42 by knockout). He also has one draw and two losses (all from Tyson Fury).