The WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has opened a takeaway restaurant in Batley, Yorkshire.
Months after welcoming Tyson Fury to his Bradford restaurant, the owner of Mr T’s restaurant had another boxing superstar in attendance for the grand opening. No word as of yet on what the American Olympian made of the mean streets of Yorkshire.
Hundreds of members of the public welcomed Wilder by chanting in the street after the boxer had tucked into a burger and pizza at the establishment. He was good enough to comment on upcoming bouts with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.
Wilder has said, “Ortiz is definitely happening. I am looking forward to fighting him. After I knock him out I will go to Fury, knock him out and then we will go for a unification.”
Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin also took a selfie with Wilder and tweeted it with the caption: “Had an amazing time at the grand opening of Mr T’s restaurant in Batley, with special guest and heavyweight boxing champion of the world Deontay Wilder. It’s amazing to see so many businesses choosing Batley to be their home, and for us to welcome a world class athlete.”
One of her employees, Jawad Khan, also tweeted a selfie taken with Wilder with the caption: “When @TracyBrabin asked me to come work for her, I never imagined that in my first week, I’d meet the heavyweight boxing champion of the world! Great to meet Deontay Wilder tonight at the grand opening of Mr T’s in Batley”.