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Tyson Fury ' s trainer thinks so . Kevin IoleCombat columnist. LAS VEGAS — Ben Davison, the highly regarded young trainer of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury , was asked Saturday if Deontay Wilder ’s punching power was up there among the best in heavyweight boxing history .
Deontay Wilder called Tyson Fury a 'clown' and promised to KO his rival in their rematchCredit: AP He told BoxingScene: “I’m not worried about Tyson Fury . Hopefully they are doing the things they “ Fury is not known here. Just look at his ticket sales. In his mind, he thinks he’ s bigger than he is.
LAS VEGAS — Ben Davison, the highly regarded young trainer of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, was asked Saturday if Deontay Wilder’s punching power was up there among the best in heavyweight boxing history.
Davison took exception to two words in the question.
“Up there?” Davison said. “He’s the biggest puncher not just in heavyweight history, but in boxing history.”
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Deontay Wilder describes himself as the "hardest hitter" in boxing history after his Deontay Wilder has won 42 of his 43 fights and 41 of those by knockout - with his draw against Tyson Fury last December the "I think I earned my respect to say I'm the hardest-hitting puncher in boxing history .
“ Deontay Wilder , Tyson Fury , the rematch. It’ s the biggest fight were going to see in the next few years. I don’t see anybody else coming up who can He added: “It’ s heavyweight boxing and anything can happen at any given moment. But the way I box and my style, it think it’ s Kryptonite for anybody.
That’s a massive statement, but Wilder is building a case for himself as perhaps the biggest puncher the game has known., dropping the Cuban with a thud late in the seventh round. Ortiz eventually got up, but referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout.
The victory raised Wilder’s record to 42-0-1 and was his 41st knockout. He did next-to-nothing offensively in the first six rounds, waiting, waiting and waiting some more. He never landed more than five punches in any of those rounds, and Ortiz was putting the rounds in the bank.
He won five of six on the cards of Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld and four of six on Eric Cheek’s card at the midpoint..
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Deontay Wilder called Tyson Fury a 'clown' and promised to KO his rival in their rematchCredit: AP “ Fury is not known here. Just look at his ticket sales. In his mind, he thinks he’ s bigger than he is. “I’m here to be the best that ever done it. Whether it’ s in boxing or in heavyweight boxing .
Wilder knocked down Fury twice and retained his WBC heavyweight title despite Fury controlling But the bigger story was the 30-year-old Fury ' s ability to come back from so much turmoil outside "I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight," Wilder said. "We poured our hearts out
Wilder was on his way to losing a decision, but he’s not a guy who ever thinks of a fight going to the scorecards.
“To be honest, I never worry about if I’m losing the fight or not,” Wilder said. “I’ve been blessed with something these other guys haven’t been blessed with, and that’s tremendous power. I know that when I hit guys, it hurts them. When you have power like I have, you’re not worried about whether you’re winning rounds or not.”
Mike Tyson is the standard by which all modern power punchers are judged, but Wilder may have already surpassed Tyson in that regard, at least with the straight right. He gets tremendous leverage on his right and with the speed with which he throws it, opponents have little opportunity to react.
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Tyson Fury ' s trainer insists he is better-equipped to avoid Deontay Wilder 's power than Luis Ortiz proved to be. Boxing on Sky. After watching Wilder 's brutal win from ringside, Fury ' s trainer Ben Davison told Sky Sports about the threat of a KO: "Obviously it's something you have to try to negate.
Fury was denied one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history when his WBC heavyweight title fight against Wilder at the Staples Center in After twice crashing to the canvas in a thrilling world title fight, Tyson Fury has declared that Deontay Wilder is the “ biggest puncher in heavyweight history ”.
Joe Louis is widely regarded as the biggest puncher in heavyweight history. Earnie Shavers, George Foreman, Sonny Liston, Tyson and Jack Dempsey are also in that mix.
There have been few, though, like Wilder, who is a wiry 6-foot-7 and who throws punches from angles fighters don’t see often. He’s got great hand speed and when he commits to a punch, it gets home in an instant.
Ortiz found that out in a fight he was controlling easily.
“I said this wasn’t going to go 12 rounds,” Ortiz said during the post-fight news conference, forcing a smile.
He fought a smart fight, and was giving Wilder trouble. But Wilder learned patience and didn’t want to throw just for the sake of trying to create an opening. He doesn’t need to break his opponents down over time.
He’s one of those rare guys who needs to land just one to end it.
“I’ve said it so often, these guys I’m fighting, they have to be perfect for 12 rounds, but I only have to be perfect for two seconds,” Wilder said.
Louis was a devastating puncher on the inside. He reportedly had a six-inch punch that would knock men cold.
Tyson would bob and weave his way past the jab and then use extremely fast hands and a quick body to create explosive power. Foreman and Liston were large, strong men and everything about them reeked power.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — One rematch down, one to go for Deontay Wilder Wilder landed a vicious right hand to stop Luis Ortiz in the seventh round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight title and set up a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury in February. Wilder’s punch came out of nowhere in a fight he had done little in up until that time. It landed flush on the face of Ortiz, who crumpled to the canvas and was unable to get up at the count of 10. TheLAS VEGAS (AP) — One rematch down, one to go for Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder knocked down Tyson Fury twice during their bout. One of the biggest talking points of the fight was Fury ' s incredible rise from the canvas in the 12th round, when the former champion received a count from the referee. Wilder v Fury : Fight was 'the best comeback in boxing history '.
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay 'Bronze Bomber' Wilder and former unified belt holder When judges have to choose from scoring a round for a fighter that is landed the bigger shots compared to a guy Fury ’ s boxing fans think he was robbed, and Wilder ’s fans feel the same way.
But there hasn’t really been anyone like Wilder in boxing history. He has an 84-inch reach at 6-foot-7, and has the speed of a man much smaller. While his technique as a boxer isn’t classic, his punches come from unusual angles and are hard to pick up.
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As devastating as the right hand he starched Ortiz with on Saturday was, he wasn’t ready to rank it as his best.
“When people ask me my favorite knockout, I always look at my [Artur] Szpilka knockout,” Wilder said. “That was the most devastating knockout I’ve ever hit a fighter with. I’ve never seen anything like that. I really thought I killed Szpilka. When you hit a guy like that and he comes out of the hospital with his hospital gown still on, you know something’s going on.”
Old-timers are going to be outraged at the mere suggestion that Wilder is the biggest puncher ever, and they’ll point to a half-dozen guys or more who hit harder. They’ll also deride Wilder’s lack of competition.
But he’s dropped every man he’s ever faced, and he’s knocked out all but two. He beat Bermane Stiverne by decision to win the title, but knocked him out in a rematch in the first.after dropping Fury twice, and believes referee Jack Reiss made a mistake in the count. He feels Fury did not beat the count in the 12th and that it should be counted as a knockout.
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Deontay Wilder did it again, and his one-punch power continues to leave fellow fighters in awe.For six rounds tonight, Wilder waited for an opportunity, and then in the seventh, he found it, flattening Luis Ortiz with a single right hand, scoring his 41st knockout and retaining the WBC heavyweight title.
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Tyson Fury has described Deontay Wilder as the ‘greatest puncher in history ’ ahead of their 1 December WBC heavyweight title clash in Los Angeles. “If I make one mistake, it’ s over. It could be over, because he’ s probably the biggest puncher in history . Definitely one of them.”
It doesn’t matter that much, because they’ll get a chance to.
Fury is the slickest boxer in the heavyweight division today, and if anyone can find a way to avoid the Wilder haymaker, it’s him.
But there is little question that Wilder is a destructive puncher and that if he lands, it’s big trouble. Whether he’s first, or second, or fifth or 10th is really immaterial.
He’s an amazing, fearsome puncher and no one in history could take a clean shot from him without at least hitting the canvas.
No matter the era, we’re watching one of the greatest punchers who ever lived at the height of his game.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
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