Boxer Deontay Wilder is under investigation by the World Boxing Council for comments the boxer made during his interview with The Breakfast Club last week. While sitting down with Charlamagne and Angela Yee, Wilder spoke about killing someone in the boxing ring. "I want a body on my record," the 32-year-old fighter said. "I want one. I really do. ... That's the Bronze Bomber. He want one. When I'm the Bronze Bomber I don't care. I want that on my record." The comments follow the death of 31-year-old boxer Scott Westgarth, who passed away one day after his 10-round victory.
While many took his comments as part of his "Bronze Bomber" persona, the WBC took his comments very seriously.
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WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman caught wind of the statement and tweeted "This is a serious report which cannot go unattended and if true goes against the @WBCBoxing code of ethics." He continued, "It’s not acceptable and the WBC disciplinary committee will look into this delicate matter."
He continued: "I have known @BronzeBomber for a long time, I respect him and do not believe he could say that he wants to kill someone in the ring"
Should Wilder be under investigation or are his comments being blown out of proportions? Listen to Angela Yee's Rumor Report below: