DEONTAY WILDER has vowed to show his 'greatness' when he finally returns to the ring.
Wilder's five-year reign as WBC king came to an end last February courtesy of a seventh-round TKO loss to Tyson Fury, a defeat scuppered that a unification bout with Anthony Joshua.
The Olympian hasn't set foot inside the ring since that fateful night at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
But the Bronze Bomber insists his passion for the sweet science hasn't disappeared – despite his lengthy hiatus.
During an appearance on the We Might Need Counselling Podcast, Wilder said: “We in it for a reason.
“I love it. I’m in love with it. But trust is hard to come by because it’s money.
"Desperate times call for desperate measures. “It’s a sport that I love, and I’m going to continue to do it and show my greatness in it.
“I got a lot of things that I want to do in this sport. But politics play a big part in certain things happening. Management, promotion companies.
"Certain guys don’t want their fighters to fight certain guys because they plan for their guys. “It’s a lot that goes on."
Despite being adamant he still loves boxing, Wilder, 35, believes the sport is currently 'a money-driven business'.
He added: “It has a lot to do with the politics of boxing. Period. Boxing is a dirty business, man.
“Some people would say it’s a business, but it’s a good business when you are making money.
"I guess everyone is happy when they are making money.
“It’s a money-driven business. I’m not going to bash my sport, although I speak facts of it. It’s a monster of a sport.”
Wilder vowed to return to the ring in 2021 late last year but has yet to land an opponent for his comeback fight.
A bout with fellow former champ Andy Ruiz Jr was mooted, although Mexico's first heavyweight king has since been matched up with Chris Arreola.
Brit Dillian Whyte recently called out the Olympic bronze medallist, writing on Instagram: “I want to punish Deontay Wilder.
“The coward is full of fear. Come see me fraud clown.”
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