During the post-fight press conference, following his seventh round knockout of Luis Ortiz this past weekend, Deontay Wilder shares his thoughts that he could be the biggest puncher in boxing history, a reputation Wilder says he’s now earned...
Wilder on the notion that he might be the biggest puncher in history:
“At this point in time you’ve gotta give me my credit...It’s sad that it took me over 40 fight to get the recognition that I truly deserve because when people see me, they never seen my style and I know it took a while for them to get used to what I display — my talent I present to boxing. But it’s different from any other fighter. What I does, what I do is not textbook, you can’t really teach it.
“I think that’s what makes me unique. I think that’s what differentiates me from the rest of these fighters. Like I said, none of these guys are willing to fight 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 pounds [heavier] and still knock guys out. At this point in time I think I earned my due respect and my credit, to say I am the hardest hitting puncher in boxing history, period.
“And I earned that over and over again, continuously, consistively. I do what I do time and time again: give people great fights and great knockouts and try to fight the best...”