Date: 20th April 2016 at 5:30pm
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Ever since Deontay Wilder burst on to the scene, regular visitors to Vital Boxing may have noticed that we?ve been following his career closely.

Our belief was that the heavyweight division would be re-ignited with an American fighter holding a version of the world title; little did we know back then, the UK would be boasting two champions in the shape of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, with the heavyweight scene now thriving on a global basis.

However, Wilder, not shy of saying it how it is, is destined to make a mandatory defence of his WBC belt against Alexander Povetkin, in Moscow.

But Wilder is making the trip to Russia to knockout his man and determined to hold on to his titles, on May 21st and has tweeted,

?I haven’t failed yet so why would I start now????

Wilder has also spoken about the media suggesting Povetkin will prove to be his stiffest test yet, with the Bronze Bomber simply remarking,

?They automatically assume he?s going to be the best, he?s going to be the toughest, or, ?Now this is finally a test for Deontay Wilder!??

?He?s tough, I can give him that.?

We?re taking Wilder to stop his man in the mid-rounds but we?ve a word of warning, beware underhand tactics, just ask the Australian fighter Lucas Browne.