Deontay Wilder to Fight for Title Saturday
The WBC Continental Americas heavyweight championship will be on the line Saturday night as Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will step inside the ring with Kelvin Price in Los Angeles, California.
Wilder, the 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist has been busy this year winning six fights in 2012 to bring his record to 25-0 with all wins coming by way of knockout. While the Tuscaloosa native has grown from fight to fight, it was his most recent experience training with the IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
After sparing with the towering Klitschko, Wilder will take on another towering opponent in Kelvin Price (Price also stands at 6-foot-7). The two were supposed to meet for a bout over the summer before a Price injury called for a change in opponent. Wilder, however, pointed out that even prior to that moment, this is a fight that has been a long time in the making.
The winner of the match will be awarded the vacant Continental Americas heavyweight championship, a title that Wilder was quick to point out would go a long way in helping him get one step closer to his goal of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.
The match will air at 8:30pm this Saturday, December 15th on Showtime. Audio coming courtesy of Thursday’s broadcast of The Game with Ryan Fowler and Mick Gillispie on Tuscaloosa’s Sports Authority 99.1 WDGM. The interview can be heard in its entirety here.