Former heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder is anxious for his return to the ring.
Wilder will meet Robert Helenius this Saturday night live on pay-per-view. The bout headlines the event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“I give it all 110% percent,” said Wilder. “I tell people that I only have three years left that I want to dedicate to this business. I want to get back to the big fights and to giving the fans what they want to see, and that’s me risking my life for others’ entertainment…I’m doing it for the people this time. It’s not about just my family anymore, it’s about everyone who I’ve motivated, inspired and encouraged all over the world.”
Wilder was a guest on “The Pivot Podcast,” discussing his return and bout vs. Helenius with Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor.
“I never knew why I had such a quick temper,” said Wilder. “But over time you learn to put away childish things and that’s the story of me. I had to understand what was worth me putting action toward and what wasn’t. Especially when you start having kids, because everything you do is about them. That’s when I had to start thinking about my actions, because I knew that if I wasn’t in their lives, then nobody was getting fed.”