This is a very smart move from Golden Boy. I think Wilder, if he can take it into the later stages, can win on points. I don't fancy the Thompson of the Price fight to be able to go 12
Interesting matchup.According to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, an exciting heavyweight matchup between unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KOs) and IBF #9 Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KOs) could happen in the next couple months. Schaefer apparently wants to match the two Americans in a CBS televised boxing event in order to showcase Wilder in front of a national audience against the toughest opponent of his young career. In regard to CBS, Schaefer said to the New York Fight Blog at ESPN: "We want to expose boxing to sports fans who haven't really watched boxing."
Source: http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/wilder-thompson-in-the-making-177521 - Story by Wolfgang Schiffbauer / @wschiffbauer