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Deontay Wilder: I will be the one heavyweight champion

Deontay Wilder plans to emerge as The Man when the smoke has cleared.

BOXING: NOV 04 Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne Photo by Edward Diller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With two big heavyweight title fights coming in March, WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder hopes it will all function like a four-man tournament, and that the winners will square off and decide one true heavyweight champion in their next outings.

Wilder will face Luis Ortiz on March 3 in Brooklyn, while Anthony Joshua will take on Joseph Parker in a fight that will unify the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles on March 31 in Cardiff.

“This is the build-up and the lead-up to the mega-fight, the unification bout. One man will have all of the belts, once and for all. ... It’s like a tournament. May the best man win. The best two will come together for one special night, one special moment, for the world to see.”

The 32-year-old “Bronze Bomber,” who is coming off of a downright terrifying win over Bermane Stiverne in November, is confident he’ll be the man to leave with all four belts when the dust has settled:

“I will be the one champion. There will be one face, one name, and his name is Deontay Wilder. I promise you that.”

Hoping that this happens, do you like Wilder to emerge as The Man?

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