Wilder says no to Roc Nation.
On January 17th, Alabama native Deontay Wilder became the first American in 7 years to hold the World Heavyweight title in boxing after defeating Haitian-Canadian former champ Bermane Stiverne in a 12 round unanimous decision. Prior to the fight, many questioned whether Wilder would have the heart to go the distance, considering that none of his previous 32 contests went further than the 4th round, with him knocking all of his opponents out. Wilder was dominate throughout the fight and solidified himself as the new star in American boxing.
Earlier this month, welterweight superstar and occasional rapper Adrien Broner informed the media that JAY Z‘s Roc Nation offered him a $40 Million management deal, which he vehemently rejected, insulting Hov, Rihanna and other Roc Nation affiliates in the process. Broner humbly apologized days later.
TMZ caught up with Wilder while having a night out at the club and asked him whether he would entertain signing with JAY Z’s conglomerate. Sporting hand wraps on his right hand, which he injured during his title bout, he stated that he wouldn’t sign with Roc Nation because he will remain loyal to Al Haymon, who also represents Floyd Mayweather and Broner amongst others.