DEONTAY WILDER can certainly lay claim to having the most devastating puncture in heavyweight history.
With 41 knockouts in its 44 matches, where 42 have been won, the American powerhouse has a 93 percent KO ratio.
While Olympic bronze medalist Wilder may lack boxing fundamentals, he certainly is into explosiveness.
And despite being overtaken by Tyson Fury in his rematch last year, the bronze bomber can’t count as long as he’s standing.
Ahead of their trilogy match with Fury on Saturday night in Las Vegas, SunSport retook five of Wilder’s most brutal KOs.
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Artur Szpilka, January 2016
Wilder was defending the WBC title third when he set an example from Polish southpaw Szpilka.
In the ninth round, a large right hook sent the challenger into a pile on the floor, his legs bent.
Szpilka was immediately treated by ringside medical personnel and Wilder later revealed that he feared he had killed his opponent.
Wilder told WNSP-FM 105.5: “I thought he died for a few seconds. I really did. I didn’t see him move or breathe.”
Berman Stiverne, November 2017
Wilder won the title from Stiverne in 2015, the only distance he had gone up to at that time.
And after Luis Ortiz was withdrawn from their initial fight, Wilder was given a chance to improve when Stiverne filled in on late notice.
The Canadian was floored three times within three minutes and the fight was stopped.
The final knockdown saw Stiverne splash against the ropes for the count and on his knees, after a four-punch combination.
Luis Ortiz 1, March 2018
After Cuban Ortiz injures a bronze bomber by lifting himself off the canvas, Wilder got his first real test and scare.
Wilder survived the defeat by the skin of his teeth at the end of round seven but recovered to finish the job.
Ortiz closed the show with a brutal uppercut twice in the tenth.
This was the first time Wilder had to actually grapple with adversity and prove he could carry his power into the latter round.
Dominic Brazil, May 2019
Wilder had been negotiating to fight Brezel for years before he finally surfaced and ended before it even started.
In the first round, a big right hand shoved Brazile’s head back and left him flat on his back.
Wilder warns Fury that the hatred he felt for himself is the same as the one he felt for Brazzel — and we know how it ended.
He said: “Hate is the drive to destroy, that’s what Satan does every day. I’ve never felt this way about an opponent before. Dominic Brazile was the last one I disliked the most.”
Luis Ortiz 1, November 2019
Wilder turned down a three-fight DAZN deal in 2019 with a view to fighting Anthony Joshua to remain loyal to the Premier Boxing Champions.
And he promised Ortiz a rematch after their close relationship and managed to top his previous KO.
Ortiz won most of the seven rounds until his right hand jumped over his head and turned off the lights.
It was amazing, reporter Will Guillory Tweeted: “Was his spirit leaving his body?”