Opinion | May 20 2019

Deontay Wilder: ‘I am the most dangerous man in the world’

But Deontay Wilder needs the Anthony Joshua fight or the Tyson Fury rematch to live up to his own claims, writes John Dennen
Deontay Wilder

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder does have flaws. He’s reckless, he gets caught. But the terrible power of his punching is a tremendous equaliser. He showed against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday in New York that he can deliver that force with frightening efficiency.

“That’s what makes me the most dangerous man in the world,” Wilder declared after the fight. “I’m faster than what people think [but] when I settle myself down and really use my intelligence in the ring, magic happens.”

“I know I have tremendous power. That’s no secret,” he added. “Those are the scariest ones when you don’t feel it, you just know it… I’m a dangerous guy. My hands are lethal.


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