Deontay Wilder may still have a lot to prove, but it's clear that the big man can thump with the best of them, and may seriously have the greatest pure punching power in the sport today. Tomorrow night on a special edition of ShoBox, he goes for his 29th win and 29th knockout against former world titlist Siarhei Liakhovich, who has seen better days, but still is at least a baby step up in class.
Last December, Wilder, 27, made his Showtime debut against Kelvin Price, a tall former basketball player and, like Deontay, a bit of a pro project. What the clip above won't show you is two rounds of nothing that came before the monstrous right hand from hell that finished off Price, who recently fought in May and outpointed shot to bits Danny Williams over 10 rounds in Russia.
After his win over Price, Wilder went on to stop Matthew Greer in two rounds in January, and then Audley Harrison in a predictable 70 seconds on May 18 in Sheffield, England. Will Liakhovich be able to call on his experience and find a way to make Wilder look less than a pure wrecking machine?