Deontay Wilder made a full recovery from his injuries and returned in February and gained a routine enough victory versus yet another overmatched foe in Gerald Washington. It was another fight in the relative obscurity of Alabama, another fight where a right hand from the champ appeared to bail him out from a potential dud and another fight closer to stagnation.
The back end of 2014 was relatively quiet for Deontay Wilder. And for good reason. Installed as mandatory to recently crowned WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne, Wilder took a brief tune-up in the summer before zeroing in on the Haitian titleholder.
Shortly before his passing, legendary trainer and moulder of modern heavyweights Emmanuel Steward was asked about which of the upcoming breed of big men would ascend to the divisions summit after his current charge in unified champion Wladimir Klitschko. Steward earmarked two men, both raw and sloppy yet unflappable and determined.
A look at the Showtime Prelim action on the Garcia-Redkach undercard from the Barclays Center — January 25th 2020
This week is packed. With the action starting mid-week, there is something for everyone with a variety of different types of matchups.