Deontay Wilder said he was still “in love with the boxing” and intended to return to the ring in his first interview since being knocked out by Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight.
The “Bronze Bomber”, as usual after one of his big fights, took some time out of the spotlight after the knockout loss.
A month and a half after the loss, however, he broke his silence with an interview for his fiancee Telli Swift’s podcast.
“I feel good, I’m fine,” Wilder began.
“We didn’t get what we wanted [against Fury], but we still got something out of it.
“I think we got something even bigger out of it besides just one win.
“I am grateful for this. I am blessed all around.
“That being said, there is nothing to complain about, we are just going ahead.
“You get to a point, as humans we think we’re at a dead end or we’re failing, we think that’s it for us.
“But when you travel throughout your trip, nothing should be ‘this is it’.
“For me, it’s not that, it’s just the beginning. The best is yet to come from me.
When asked if he’s ever thinking about fighting again, Wilder replied, “I’m still in love with the sport of boxing.
“Although I have accomplished a lot, more than I could have imagined …
“I always have goals in sport, which is why I still love it.
“I’m trying to achieve the goals that I have left …
“I broke my hand, so I’m healing right now.
“Once it’s over, I’ll go back to training, that’s for sure.
“Boxing is a sport that lasts all year round, so you always have to be prepared, you have to always be prepared.
“After that, I’m trying to get back to it right away.”