Deontay Wilder warns cruiserweights as younger brother turns professional

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018 | 0

Marsellos Wilder, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, is set to make his professional debut come May 25.

Deontay (40-0, 39 KOs), one of the biggest names in the circuit, took to his official Instagram account to warn all the cruiserweights out there.

“Just when you thought things couldn’t get any #Wilder… May 25th my brother @wilderworld2 will have his pro debut in his home town of Tuscaloosa,Al @ #TheRiverMarker,” he wrote to his 873,000 followers.

“Come support this young man as he starts his own journey of becoming a CruiserWeight World Champion.

“P.S. He’s a Wilder so yes he’s blessed with that night night power as well.”

Marsellos, 29, stands 6’3” tall and competes in the cruiserweight division. He had an impressive amateur career that saw him win the Alabama Golden Gloves title twice, according to a report by TuscaloosaNews.

Marsellos revealed the thought of becoming a pugilist came struck his mind after he first sparred with his elder brother and realised he could take some big punches.

“My first beatings came from my brother. The first time I ever sparred it was against my brother and he definitely didn’t take it lightly,” he was quoted as saying.

“When I was going through that with my brother I asked myself, ‘Could I be able to get in the ring and take this type of beating again?’ And yeah, I could, so I continued on doing it.”

Marsellos should have an easy debut as he is slated to trade punches with compatriot Jalyn Anthony, who has been knocked out in all of his four bouts.

 

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