Issue | Letters | Premium | Nov 25 2019

The 10 pound-for-pound hardest punchers in boxing today

Deontay Wilder showed exactly why he is the hardest pound-for-pound puncher in boxing on Saturday, but who else can attempt to claim this title?
Deontay Wilder finishes Luis Ortiz  |  Stephanie Trapp/TGB

1. Deontay Wilder, 42-0-1 (41 KOs)

If it wasn’t a known fact before Saturday’s demolition of Luis Ortiz, it is now: WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, he of 41 knockouts from 42 wins, is the hardest one-shot hitter in the sport. Some now even believe he is the hardest puncher of all time.

Deontay Wilder
Wilder left Tyson Fury on the floor, not knowing he would rise (Esther Lin/Showtime)

2. Naoya Inoue, 19-0 (16)

 

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