After two fights with Deontay Wilder, newly-crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury isn’t ready to back up Wilder’s claims of being the biggest puncher in the history of boxing. Fury says after tasting the power of Wilder he realized it wasn’t so bad, and while every heavyweight has the power to hurt you, he doesn’t believe Wilder was even the biggest puncher he’s ever faced before.
“So to say it’s the biggest punch in history, I’m not really sure because I didn’t get hit by all the guys in history. But, you know, I don’t think he punches harder than Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir has a massive knockout punch and won a lot more fights than Wilder has.
“Wilder, I don’t think it’s so much his power. It’s the speed it lands at, which can be tricky when you don’t see it coming. But then again, even a guy who’s got no knockout ratio, if he hits you and you don’t see it coming, then he’s going to put you down.”
With Wilder exercising his rematch clause to stage a third fight with Fury, he’ll probably need to bank of something other than just reputation for knockout power as that hasn’t paid off through their first two fights. But it’s also not exactly like we should expect Wilder to come out and outbox Fury in a third fight either.
So what, if anything, can Wilder do differently to turn things around in this next rematch?