Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

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(AP) -- Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.

Wilder and his girlfriend recognized Andrew Zimmern, who stars in the "Bizarre Foods" show on the Travel Channel. More telling, perhaps, was that Zimmern recognized him.

"I'm a big fan, champ," Zimmern said before engaging Wilder in a friendly chat and posing for pictures with the heavyweight champion.