The skinny: @Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Deyonce “The Bronze Bambi” Wilder defends his title against unbeaten contender Luis “The Real Old King Kong” Ortiz on Saturday, March 3.
As Wilder fights goes, this a less of a joke than his previous hilarious efforts, but only because it’s not a TBA short notice fight against journeymen as is his custom. Ortiz “was” a legit contender who gets 7 weeks of training camp, unheard of in prior Wilder opponent preparations. I say “was” a legit contender because Ortiz has been comparatively inactive because of so called “failed” drug tests. In his last failed attempt, his “typical lowbrowed management that all these poor, bedraggled Cuban refugees fleeing the Castro communist regime were suckered into signing with failed to declare his high blood pressure medication needed to pass a boxing physical. Joe Frazier is the most prominent example of high blood pressure almost doing him in despite professionally nurtured natural attributes and skills developed for his craft of boxing, so in summation, Ortiz has quite suddenly become elderly and damaged medical goods in advance of this alleged fight, hence the sudden rush of Deyonce to fight him.
Yeah, right! What’s a guy with high blood pressure doing in the fight business anyway you ask?
Well, it goes like this: The Real King Kong is a grizzled 39 years old now, and like most Cuban fighters is suspected of being older, like maybe 42 or 43, and like most fighters who never made any big money in the sport, wants to extend his career with a 2nd shot at a title belt since it would appear he has no other skills to make a living from. What more can we the public fight fans can say with any certainty in this dirty fight business without valid birth certificates that certainly won’t be forthcoming from the Castro Cuba regime and personally knowing more about his medical condition and training methods?
Wilder already backed out of fights with both Ortiz and Povetkin because of the most infinitesimally minute level drug test results, a few parts in the billions by Povetkin of a substance that had been perfectly legal since the beginning of time until one month prior to the tests as one example. They would have been only legitimate contenders our Dear Deyonce ever would have fought with both favored to beat him given his plethora of weaknesses he has displayed against his parade of TBA knockouts, so he could well back out of this fight again at the last moment as has been his previous style he has displayed in the past.
My interpretation of this situation is that his Uncle Al Haymon finally took a hard look with more experienced eyes than he had before all of Deyonce’s previous joke promotions to realize that Deyonce himself is criminally damaged goods soon to implode. He is in constant legal scraps outside the ring and could soon ring up a whopper to put him away in the Big House at any time.
As the current WBC champ, he makes piddling purses fighting TBA journeymen setups compared to the tens of millions former champ Mike Tyson made for every fight that the current real Heavyweight champ, Anthony Joshua now commands in England. The whole world knew who Mike Tyson was, but it’s debatable if 50% of Deyonce’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama know who he is.
So Wilder trades for peanuts on the dollar in the open market of boxing compared to what he could make if he was a legit champ. Nobody cares about his infantile undefeated record against his sissy TBA setups, but he could make a few extra BIG BUCK$ against the great Brit, Anthony Joshua, so this is his first baby step to make that fight happen. Perhaps, but only perhaps if he don’t back out of this fight again to end up squatting over his self imposed potty waiting, waiting, waiting for his big moment to arrive…snicker…