Deontay Wilder’s power is, without a doubt, truly special.
For six rounds tonight, Wilder waited for an opportunity, and then in the seventh, he found it, flattening Luis Ortiz with a single right hand, scoring his 41st knockout and retaining the WBC heavyweight title.
Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) has the sort of power that not only leaves fans and media gasping, but fellow fighters, too, and there was plenty of admiration shown for Wilder’s latest thunderous knockout tonight on Twitter, basically as soon as the punch landed and the fight was over.
Below, check out Tweets from the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia, Tony Harrison, Claressa Shields, Regis Prograis, Ryan Garcia, and many more. The word “wow” is a pretty common take, and it should be. All Luis Ortiz, a really good fighter, did was make one mistake, basically, and that was all that Deontay Wilder needed. Even if you want to argue that he’s a one-trick pony, it’s a trick he executes like few ever have.
And there it is...the eraser. And I hadn’t given him a single round. Say what you will, @BronzeBomber is on of the greatest single punch KO artists EVER. #boxing— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) November 24, 2019
I don’t work with the dude anymore, but the “Wilder has no talent” narrative is trash. The ability to destroy an “A” level opponent, with a single punch, at any SECOND of a fight, is a singular, awesome TALENT. Give @BronzeBomber the credit he deserves. He is a scary man. #boxing— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) November 24, 2019
Thank. God.— Carl Moretti (@CarlMoretti) November 24, 2019
Wilder you are one scary human being— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) November 24, 2019
Thought is was 6-0, and Ortiz was winning 7 until that 1 shot... #WilderOrtiz2 #boxing— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) November 24, 2019
Dammmmm this dude got so much power #WilderOrtiz2— Rougarou (@RPrograis) November 24, 2019
BOMBSQUAD!!!!!!! @BronzeBomber !— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) November 24, 2019
Wilder has thunder in that right hand! Wow— Danny 'Swift' Garcia (@DannySwift) November 24, 2019
Boom and there it is #POWERRRR— George "Ferocious" Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) November 24, 2019
Called it ...7th round ...good friggin rumble Ortiz ......but wilders power is not of this world #bombsquad— Steve Cunningham (@usscunningham) November 24, 2019
Worlds baddest man since Tyson— Tony Harrison (@Iamboxing) November 24, 2019
I read a lot on here that wilder is rubbish and has no talent but he has his attributes abd he uses them well yes he has freakish power but it’s not as easy as just throwing them and landing he knows how to set them shots up expertly like no other in the division— Enzo Maccarinelli (@theRealEnzoMac) November 24, 2019
Wow! What a power from @BronzeBomber ☄️☄️☄️ At the heavyweight one punch can change everything! #BombSquad #WilderOrtiz2— Taras Shelestyuk (@TarasShelestyuk) November 24, 2019
Much respect for Luis Ortiz! #boxing #FightNight
Since they can’t get along, they have to get it on !! Fury/Wilder 2....let’s go !— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) November 24, 2019
Congrats to @bronzebomber on a spectacular KO! Wow— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) November 24, 2019