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Deontay Wilder: I Leave The Ring 38-0, 37 KOs

Deontay Wilder is excited to get back to the boxing ring. He is more excited because he will be making his return in front of his home crowd in Birmingham, Alabama.

The WBC Heavyweight champion has been out for seven months following injuries to his right hand and biceps. But he's all healed up now and ready to show the world that he is the best heavyweight in the planet:

“I’m overwhelmed. I’m so ready for this fight. Everyone has a story to tell. Everything that has happened with my opponents is in the past. I’m in love with this sport. I have a goal to reach in this sport and I will reach it."

Earlier in the week, Wilder proclaimed that 2017 would be his year. He talked about unifiying his WBC title with the winner of the WBO's Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury title bout and then fight the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko victor later in the year for the rest of the heavyweight marbles. But those plans don't get to their fruition until after Wilder's fifth title defense against Gerald Washington tonight, Saturday in his hometown. Wilder says there's no place like home:

“Saturday night is going to be an electric fight. I love my state and I love being able to come back to Alabama. Home is where my heart is. It feels good to continue to give back."

Wilder's been busy giving back. In fact, the Bronze Bomber gave away tickets to lucky but deserving kids:

Other than that, he's been busy not just recuperating but learning new things inside the training room. Said Wilder during Thursday's final presser:

“My time off has allowed me to get a better relationship with my left hand. There are so many different ways to throw a jab that I didn’t think I could do. Working with one arm allowed me to be exposed to a lot of new things. It’s going to be a different Deontay Wilder in the ring."

That Deontay Wilder predicts that he is going to leave the ring victorious tonight and with another KO:

Will Deontay Wilder leave the ring 38-0 with 37 KOs? 

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