Now that Deontay Wilder has experienced his first loss, other champions have shown their support.
In boxing’s new era, being undefeated equals equity. Careers are built and sustained over a myth of invincibility.
When warriors are rewarded financially for never taking an ‘L’, it can be a hard reality to wake up to your first one.
Undefeated boxing savant, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. took to Twitter to send his support to “The Bronze Bomber”.
Two-time heavyweight world champion George Foreman also shared his thoughts with the champ.
Boxing analyst and former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis shared his unique perspective. Before Saturday, the Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield rematch was the seventh-highest gate in Nevada boxing history, regardless of weight class.
The final gate for Wilder vs. Fury 2 was $16,916,440, according to MGM. It passed the $16,860,300 mark set by Lewis vs. Holyfield in 1999 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
As Wilder begins to repair his career, it is refreshing that the boxing community is still supporting him.