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Deontay Wilder is one of the most powerful boxers today.

Ayden Isabella, Sports Writer

Deontay Wilder is one of the most powerful and fastest heavy weights to ever see in the sport of boxing.

Wilder just faced PBC belt contender Robert Helenius. Wilder won the bout by knockout. The fight did not go past the first round; people knew Wilder was most likely going to win with Wilder having an 8-1 prediction of winning.

Wilder didn’t need to be asked about Robert after the fight; he had some humble words to say already.

“I’ve got tremendous love and respect for Robert. We’ve known each other for years, and he’s come to my camps (in the past). They say iron sharpens iron, and we’ve definitely done that,” says the boxer.

Many fans are now left wondering what’s next for the “bronze bomber.” He is approaching an older age and is now a father. There’s not many people who want to fight Wilder as well.

He was asked about his future plans. He wants to be back on top and doesn’t plan on leaving until then.

“I don’t have long. I only want three years (more) in this business. I’m ready to fight the best, and I’m willing and able to do whatever I’ve got to do to make it back to the top,” says Wilder.

Wilder said the energy was alive that night. The Brooklyn, New York arena was sold out and seemed to be more packed than ever. Wilder talked about changing a lot of this before this fight. First, he moved his gym location from Alabama to Vegas for different scenery. He did over 600 rounds of sparring leading up to this fight.

Questions about Robert Helenius started flying around the post-fight press conference, but he quickly shut down the questions with a humble quote.

“He’s got a warrior heart and a warrior mentality, and everyone knows I have a warrior heart and mentality, as well. When you’re fighting with your heart, you’re willing to go out on your shield. That’s what it’s going to be, we’re going to go out on our shields. You can’t look past Robert Helenius. … I put in, like, 600 and something rounds (of sparring) in. It’s been a tremendous camp. We had to slow down a little bit, because I was over-training. It’s been amazing, though, because you can go so many years doing the same thing, over and over again, and it becomes boring. So we changed up a lot of things, we changed locations, I was out in Vegas for a long time, and then I did my sparring back in Alabama,” says the fighter.