Not many boxers around carry the power and precision in the heavyweight division quite like Deontay Wilder.
The American has an impressive record of 42 wins from 43 fights, and 41 of those bouts have ended by way of knockout.
The only slight blemish on his record is the draw with Tyson Fury.
His reputation of being a heavy puncher is his weapon, and it’s something the majority of his opponents feel once they step in the ring with him.
Even though he has an unbeaten record in his career, questions still remain on whether or not Wilder is actually a decent boxer.
- Fury claims Wilder would knock Joshua out in two rounds
- Wilder claims he’ll retire if Fury knocks him out in round two
- Fury claims he has just three fights left in his boxing career
It seems more often than not his opponents can’t make it to 12 rounds, but if they were able to withstand the American’s power punches, could Wilder survive the distance and win a fight on points?
One aspect that resembles Wilder as a world class boxer is that he still holds the WBC heavyweight title and has done since 2015. Remarkably, he was the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period in boxing history without one.
But the majority of the boxing world will look at the opponents he has faced in his career as to whether they are title worthy or not.
His hardest fight was undoubtedly against Tyson Fury at the end of 2018, and we all remember how that one ended.
That fight showed a lot. It showed just how good a boxer Fury is, as well as how powerful Wilder’s punches are.
The pair face off again on February 22, and with the WBC belt on the line, this fight will show the boxing world if Wilder is as good as his record states.
Along with his unbeaten record, most people would like to know if Wilder would have defeated previous heavyweight world champions?
A Reddit user has posted what they think Wilder can accomplish against certain fighters.
They predict that the 34-year-old can win 18 out of a possible 28 fights.
Although they suggest that the American heavyweight can beat 18 fighters, they haven’t gone for Wilder against the likes of Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Wladimir Klitschko.
However, they have gone for a Wilder victory in the 12th round by KO against arguably the greatest of all time Muhammad Ali.