I’ve Transformed Into A Killer – Wilder
Deontay Wilder warned he has “transformed into a killer” as he ramped up his preparation for his fight with Tyson Fury, dismissing Anthony Joshua as a “coward”.
US heavyweight champion Wilder is putting his WBC belt and 40-0 unbeaten record on the line when he faces Fury in Los Angeles on December 1.
During a warm-up event in the city on Monday, the Bronze Bomber told reporters he was in “wonderful” condition.
He said: “I’m feeling wonderful. My mindset has changed, my body has changed, I feel like a killer. I’m transformed into a killer.”
Wilder compared his preparation for the bout to that of a soldier in the military, who knows “they’re going into dangerous territories” and have to “be prepared”.
The 33-year-old added: “When it’s time for fighting and I’m risking my life, I turn into the Bronze Bomber. When I’m in the ring it’s a different thing than when I’m just Deontay Wilder.”
On a potential fight with IBF, WBA and WBO champion Anthony Joshua, Wilder added: “I don’t have a message for Anthony Joshua.
“It’s all about Tyson Fury. I don’t want anyone to ask me about Anthony Joshua. He was a coward and that’s that.”
Wilder has been training in his home state of Alabama for the fight and revealed he has not yet contacted former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for tips on how to fight Fury.