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Deontay Wilder considers moving down to cruiserweight after unifying heavyweight titles

Wilder says he should make the move just for the fun of it.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder mentioned on social media yesterday that he was thinking about making a move down to cruiserweight once he takes care of business in the heavyweight division, by unifying heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua. Joshua currently holds the three other major world titles in the division.

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“What’s up boxing world. You know I just been sitting in my car thinking. I been thinking about once I unify the heavyweight division, moving down to the cruiserweight division, taking over that division. I mean there’s never been a heavyweight champion ever go down in weight. I mean just for the fun of it! Just take over the cruiserweight division while maintaining the heavyweight division.”

Negotiations for a Wilder-Joshua unification have seemed to be slow-going, and with each passing day it’s looking less and less likely that the fight would be next on the docket. That would be a slight bummer since it’s the obvious fight to make.

But what do you think of Wilder making a run at cruiserweight?

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