Heavyweight Deontay Wilder once claimed to have hospitalized all his coaches—but is he really the hardest puncher in boxing?
Evidence shows that the 35-year-old bronze bomber possesses ridiculous power… yet he is given a . was beaten by lightweight In the Punchbag Challenge of 2019.
Discussing his trainers in 2019, Wilder said: “Every last of them, I’ve sent them to the hospital. It’s no joke. It’s not a fake.”
Meanwhile, former heavyweight champion David Hay has previously described Wilder as ‘the toughest punch ever’.
Britt once said: “He has a very, very, very, tough right hand and it’s an equalizer… his punch power is 10 out of 10, that’s all.
“I don’t know how else to say it. You know when you’ve been hit by him. It’s so different to someone else.
“He’s the toughest punter I’ve been in the ring with.”
Wilder faced 33-year-old Tyson Fury for the third time on Saturday night and vowed to reclaim the lost WBC belt in February 2020.
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But the Gypsy King insists he’s not letting his guard down — and can draw inspiration from Gervonta Davis’ upset two years ago.
Lightweight Champion – Then a featherweight – Was tasked to beat Wilder’s score of 927 in an American TV show.
Davis posted an incredible score of 939, before host Kate Abdo told the audience: “Well, you’re the leader. Deonte, I hope you’re watching.”
Wilder’s score was with his left hand, however, and – indeed – few would deny that he is one of the most powerful giants of his generation.
Former Olympic champion Audley Harrison, who lost to Wilder in 2013, once said: “He almost caught my eye at Wilder one day.
“He caught me with this shot and it almost detached my retina and all of a sudden I had to stop training for eight or nine days.”
And even Fury, who was implicated by Wilder in his first fight three years ago, has acknowledged the ridiculous power of the American.
He admitted in 2018: “In heavyweight division history, Deontay Wilder is the furiousest puncher in boxing history.
“And I saw it and I felt it. No wonder Anthony Joshua didn’t want any part of that right hand. He couldn’t walk like me, he would have been hit with nails.
“As easy as I woke up [in the 12th], I probably never woke up. It was the kind of punch that sometimes people couldn’t wake up.
“Specifically hitting me with the right hand and as I was going down he hit me with the left hook as well. So it must have been solid, good night Vienna.
“But the Gypsy King rose like a phoenix from the ashes from the canvas to rally back from 12th and it was an epic period.”
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