Deontay Wilder: WBC champion calls out Tyson over lack of public praise

Deontay Wilder: WBC champion calls out Tyson over lack of public praise

- Deontay Wilder has berated Mike Tyson over lack of public praises on his performances

- Bronze Bomber beat Cuban fighter Luis Ortiz by knock-out to crown himself as "hardest hitter in boxing history"

- The WBC champ believes he deserves Mike's public encomium the way he does in private space

Deontay Wilder has aimed jibes at boxing legend and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson for not showering him with praises in the public the way he does in private space.

The WBC heavyweight champ was full of fury for Mike who is considered as one of the biggest icons in the game.

Speaking with TMZ, Wilder said that he was tired of Mike Tyson's refusal to shower him with encomium in public.

"I had some people sitting by Mike (at the fight against Luis Ortiz). Mike gave me some praises, which I wish he would have said in public," the 34-year-old said.

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"Behind closed doors is cute and s**t but out in public?! Just express yourself!"

"I don't know what the deal is with the old generation, new generation. Like, the old is the past, bro - let it go!"

Wilder put up a fabulous show of a champion, toeing the way of legends with another impressive victory over Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on November 23.

Self-styled Bronze Bomber, his self-given pseudonym, was losing at some point to the 40-year-old Cuban in what was looking like his first career defeat.

But the WBC heavyweight champ threw in a heavy punch into Ortiz's face and sent him packing off the ring on another resounding knockout- 41 KOs of his entire 43 career fights- to retain his belt.

The WBC champ, who crowned himself the “hardest hitter in boxing" after Ortiz fight, now claimed Mike admitted he hit harder than him.

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"I had people telling me Mike was saying 'when I knocked guys out, I had to use combinations but with Wilder man that guy can hit'...I am the hardest-hitting puncher in boxing history, period," Wilder said.

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Earlier, had reported that Deontay Wilder vowed to break Floyd Mayweather's enviable record for the longest active unbeaten streak in boxing history.

Mayweather, 42, is considered one of the most successful boxers of all time with his impressive undefeated record holding him higher in places of the greatest.

The American champion surpassed Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record after his flawless victory over UFC star Conor McGregor by knockout in 2017.

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