DEONTAY WILDER wants to fight boxing's top three heavyweights before quitting to focus on music.
The Alabama-born hard hitter, 36, is returning to the ring in October to face Robert Helenius inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
He's heading into the fight off the back of two losses to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, with the last coming in October 2021.
Despite this, Wilder is more determined than ever to exact revenge on the Gypsy King, while he is also keen to go toe-to-toe with unified WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk AND Anthony Joshua.
Wilder told the Daily Mail he's "here to make nothing but great fights".
And once he's done competing, Wilder with then focus on making music.
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Wilder says a fourth fight with Fury is ‘"inevitable", a showdown with Joshua "will get done when it’s time" and a meeting with Usyk has already being called for by the Ukrainian.
Joshua had offered Wilder a large sum of money to fight him instead of taking a rematch with Fury a number of years back.
However, Wilder decided to take the rematch, which Joshua says puts the "ducking" narrative to bed, after the Brit faced taunts from fans.
The American, who has won 41 fights via knockout, is returning to boxing a new man.
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He's "in a different mindset" and insists "people don't know me".
Wilder continued: "I wouldn’t say it’s a new start. I’d just say I’m in a different mindset. I’m soaking in my peace and happiness.
"I’m in a great place in life. In spirit. And in heart, man. I can’t explain it.
"People don’t know me. They see me in the ring and they judge me off that.
"The saying for me is: to love him is to know him. I’m always at peace, I’m always happy.
"Because if you don’t have happiness or peace, you don’t have nothing."
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