DEONTAY WILDER may never fight again after losing his trilogy bout to Tyson Fury.
That is according to former cruiserweight world champion Johnny Nelson, who claims Wilder's pride is hurt after coming up short against Fury as he lost his "baddest man on the planet" tag.
The Bronze Bomber has hinted at a boxing comeback after his loss to the Gypsy King later this year with his team targeting a fight against Robert Helenius.
However, Helenius appears to prefer a clash against the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
And Nelson believes Wilder may not be motivated enough to step between the ropes as he has also made so much money already he doesn't feel he has to come back.
The boxer-turned-pundit told iFL TV: “Deontay Wilder said he’s coming back to boxing.
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"I think I heard this a good few months ago, I still doubt it and the reason why I still doubt it is because Deontay still fights with a lot of pride involved so I think the Tyson Fury fight really hurt his pride.
"He’s not a great lover of our sport so when he’s out, he’s out. He ain’t watching all this sort of stuff and he’s a very very wealthy man so it’s about motivation.
“Look at Andy Ruiz. How many fights has he had since he lost to Anthony Joshua? Is it one?
"And so, what’s happened is this guy has amassed a completely different lifestyle for he and his family so his hunger and his desire has changed.
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“Now, I’m not saying that has made a difference to Deontay Wilder, what’s made a difference is the fact that the persona that he believed in himself in regards to being the baddest man on the planet has now been broken and that was the one thing that helped drive him on.
"So, now knowing he’s not the baddest man on the planet and having all those millions to go back to he’s thinking he don’t have to do this.”
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