DEONTAY WILDER has refused to backtrack over the disturbing comments he made about wanting to claim a life inside the ring.
The WBC heavyweight champion has insisted that he has an alter ego, and has no feelings towards his opponent once he steps inside the squared circle.
After sensationally revealing that he wants a body on his record, the 32-year-old has claimed that while he hopes all fighters go home to their families, all boxers know what they signed up for.
Wilder is also in danger of potentially having his belt ripped away from him, as WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman declared they will investigate his sickening remarks.
Speaking iFL TV, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist said: “People have just got to understand when I comment, when I say things like that… I look at the sport I’m in, but I also have an alter-ego as well too.
“And when I say things like that I only go from the point of being the Bronze Bomber because I do have that alter-ego.
“When I’m in the ring, when I’m there boxing, it’s the Bronze Bomber, I don’t have no feelings towards certain things.
“I don’t mean no harm. But that’s just how I feel when I’m the Bronze Bomber. I know some people just can’t handle the truth.”
When pushed whether he could see how people could misinterpret his comments, Wilder added: “I see how people can take it, but I also can see how the media can take something I said and twist it up as well too.
“There’s two sides to that, of course I want every man to go home to their kids if they have families, of course I want that, that’s Deontay Wilder, that’s me! Of course I want to do that.