Wilder’s rocky road to respect

Wilder’s rocky road to respect
Anthony Joshua (r) could await the winner of Wilder-Ortiz. Pic Getty

Deontay Wilder is desperate for a signature win. On Saturday night, the WBC heavyweight champion finally gets his shot against Luis Ortiz, writes Emmet Ryan

The standing of Deontay Wilder tells you all about how much heavyweight boxing has changed since the turn of the century. There was a time that the idea of a heavyweight champion not being American was seen as a freakish miracle, the type of thing that usually caused observers to raise eyebrows as to how they got a shot at a strap.

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