“Deontay Wilder, I’m gonna outbox him, I’m gonna outclass him, if I ever get that opportunity.”
That’s former NFL great WR Brandon Marshall talking about beating up arguably the greatest heavyweight knockout artist of all-time.
TMZ Sports talked to the 36-year-old, 6’5″, 230 lb., 6x Pro Bowler turned boxing enthusiast about his desire to step in the ring … and his friend Evander Holyfield comparing BM to the 42-1-1 (41 KO’s) Bronze Bomber.
“You can’t compare me to Deontay Wilder, I’m not Deontay Wilder. Deontay Wilder, obviously, we know him for his power. he’s a freak athlete,” Marshall tells us.
“But what I’d say, I would challenge Deontay Wilder to dive a little deeper into the sweet science, and that’s where I think I separate myself from a lot of these heavyweights.”
Brandon is serious … and says just because he doesn’t have a bunch of pro fights under his belt, you shouldn’t sleep on his skills in the squared circle — ’cause he’s been boxing for over 30 years.
“You haven’t seen me on Pay-Per-View. No, I don’t have a win under my belt, or a loss, or a knockout. But at the end of the day, I know how to fight, I know how to box, I know the sweet science.”
Marshall — who says he likes Wilder and has learned from watching him box — needs to fight this fall … or he won’t fight at all.
“If it doesn’t happen before September, I’m gonna retire. I’m retiring from boxing. I’m retiring before I even step foot in the ring.”
“If it doesn’t happen, I’m just gonna move on to other things because I’m tired of chasing these guys.”
Of course, Wilder hasn’t fought since losing to Tyson Fury in February 2020 … and has a list of potential big-time opponents he could face in his return.