WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder could very well be one of the hardest punching men that ever lived.
His knockout record speaks for itself.
The vicious and brutal way in which he’s knocked out opponents over the years is reminiscent of the power exhibited by champions like Mike Tyson and George Foreman of the past.
Like Foreman in particular, Wilder with respect, doesn’t really use a whole lot of boxing technique when he gets his man hurt.
He just swings for the fences when he smells blood.
And it works for him.
Also, to be fair to him, in fights like the first Bermane Stiverne bout he did show an excellent jab and use of the right hand on the outside when he needed to.
Last year former cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew (who has since retired) was linked with a fight against Wilder and recently even blasted him as the worst heavyweight champion in history.
Wilder has now responded by saying toThaBoxingVoice:
“You know Tony Bellew a b****. He was scared during that time and he’s scared now.”
To call Wilder the worst heavyweight champion in history seems very harsh from Bellew.
There’s definitely been worse.
Wilder now looks set to take on Dominic Breazeale next up amid fresh hopes that a long awaited super fight with Anthony Joshua could be made for later in the year if Wilder joins streaming service DAZN.