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Deontay Wilder wants to kill a man in the ring

BOXING: MAR 03 Wilder v Ortiz

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Deontay Wilder—40-0 WBC heavyweight title holder/227-pound human bio weapon—is a scary dude. If you're not familiar with his oeuvre of pain, just check out what he did to Bermane Stiverne back in November, which at the time we called "the single most terrifying highlight of the sports weekend."

But if you think that's scary (and it most definitely is), just wait until you hear what Wilder had to say about his, er, career goals in an interview with Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee on The Breakfast Club on Friday morning:

When asked about "sympathy" for his opponents, Wilder responds immediately and with emphasis:

"I want a body on my record. I want one. I really do."

At that point the entire room goes dead silent as Wilder goes on to explain that it's not really him, but his Bronze Bomber alter-ego—an unthinking, unfeeling masked haymaker machine—who wants the blood on his gloves.

"When I'm the Bronze Bomber, I don't really care. Everything about me changes," he elaborates. "I don't get nervous, I don't get scared, I don't get butterflies. I don't have no feelings towards the man I'm gonna fight."

These statements will have some very real, disturbing legal implications next time Wilder turns an opponent's skull into oatmeal, but there's no denying boxing needs a Drago-like villain right now. So for the time being we'll give him the benefit the doubt. Maybe this is just a showman putting on a show...even if the hairs on the back our necks are telling us otherwise.