Feature | Apr 11 2019

What it’s like to spar Deontay Wilder

Stephan Shaw, who’s sparred both Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale, tells James Slater that he looks ‘to take over the entire heavyweight division’
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Wilder spoke to the press while in Batley Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

26-year-old Stephan Shaw of Saint Louis, Missouri scored an eye-catching KO over Donovan Dennis last month, halting Dennis quicker and more spectacularly than Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller managed. Now looking to keep the momentum going with an active 2019, the 11-0 (8) contender, managed by Al Haymon, will also be working with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder as Wilder gets ready for his fight with Dominic Breazeale; whom Shaw – known as “Big Shot” – has also sparred.

Here Shaw speaks exclusively with Boxing News:

Q: Your March win over Donovan Dennis, who you KO’d in the third-round, got a lot of praise. Was that your best performance so far as a pro?