Issue | Letters | Premium | Jan 28 2020

The Big Question: How does the power of Deontay Wilder compare with the power of former heavyweight champions?

This week's panellists are asked to place WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder among the pantheon of great heavyweight punchers
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
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Wayne Alexander (Former European super-welterweight champion)

Deontay Wilder’s power has to compare with the hardest-hitting heavyweight champions of all time. I would compare his power to a peak Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sonny Liston and Rocky Marciano. He can put a fighter to sleep with just one punch and with either hand and not many past champions could do that. Wilder’s record speaks for itself.

Nigel Wright (Former English super-lightweight champion)