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Deontay Wilder's mitt-men describe the raw power of the heavyweight champion

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They say you have to be a unique sort of character to become a boxer.

After seeing the video below, you may also think twice about ever wanting to become a mittman, especially when it is for one of the most explosive punchers in the sport, Deontay Wilder.

No form of protection could save these trainers from a kind of physical barrage that opponents of Wilder face on a regular basis.

The 33-year-old has a phenomenal overall record of 40-0, with 39 wins by knockout, and has only been taken the distance once in his professional career (against Bermane Stiverne) where he claimed the WBC Heavyweight title for the first time.

But his KO record will come as no surprise to the men who have to face him inside the ring day-in, day-out.

As you can see below, they have all suffered some serious injuries during the American's training camps, with a hernia, broken thumb and dislocated shoulder all listed.

Wilder's next fight comes against the always entertaining Tyson Fury in Los Angeles on December 1.

Wilder will go into the fight as almost an unbackable favourite, especially when you take into account that Fury's first two fights back in the sport after a long hiatus have been far from testing.

There have been reports that if Wilder does beat Fury, then the wheels may start turning in terms of a fight with Anthony Joshua in April.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - New York Press Conference

Time will tell but it seems to be your typical game of cat and mouse and a case of who blinks first.

Fight fans have been teased for too long and there may come a time when the whole affair becomes a big turn off.

Let's hope common sense prevails and we see the best two current heavyweights take to the ring to face off sooner rather than later.

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Heavyweight
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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