Former WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder has revealed he is now an ‘Open Agent.’
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ had previously committed his career to Al Haymon’s PBC but has told 78SPORTSTV that he has no problems with PBC but is wanting to fight on all types of platforms.
“I have no problem with PBC,
“We’re still thriving, we’re strong, and I think PBC still has some of the best fighters out there.
“I don’t have nothing against PBC, we’re still working together as far as I know of.
“Me and Al Haymon still communicate, ain’t no bad blood against none of us.
“I’m still part of PBC, still looking to do fights on PBC.
“I’m just an open agent, I’m an open fighter.
“I want to fight on all types of platforms. I’m willing to work with anyone in the business.”
Wilder was ordered by the WBC to fight former unified heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz Jr following his return victory over Robert Helenius and the Mexican’s victory over Luis Ortiz. However, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported that there was ‘frustration’ between Wilder and PBC regarding money for the contest.
Wilder’s signature will be hotly contested amongst global promoters. In an interview with ID Boxing, Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn was asked whether he had spoke with the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ he simply answered with a ‘possibly’ with a small smile on his face.
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Only time will tell who will be promoting Wilder’s ring return, but whoever it is, still expect a ferocious performance from the former world champion.