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Deontay Wilder: I’m the hardest hitting puncher in boxing history

Wilder rates his own power above any other fighter that’s ever lived.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

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...”

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