Deontay Wilders H2H Ability Is Underrated

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Joeywill, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    I know alot of people make fun of his technique and some of his deficiencies or his lack of resume but in terms of head to head fighting he gets underrated. He's got legit 1 punch knockout power (like end the fight power) which is a term that gets overused by many cause most fighters who have "1 punch knockout power" really don't.

    Along with the great stamina (before the weight gain for the 3rd Fury fight) a good chin and a huge heart.

    I think he would have beaten some of the older champions in history and would've knocked out AJ if they fought in 2018 or 2019
  2. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    IMO, his H2H "results" are pretty weak as is, and what I look at. Especially considering his:
    • age
    • title defenses
  3. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Definitely went from overrated to underrated and now we may be swinging back the other way.

    The problem for him is what could he even do to prove himself? There are several super entertaining matchups, but what would beating Ruiz (if he can) do for him besides a paycheck that's smaller than the ones he's already gotten?

    I used to assume he was going to disappear after his first loss and he's proven me wrong there. Maybe there are more good surprises.
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  4. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Only Tyson Fury can defeat Deontay Wilder

    Wilder has the most explosive right hand in history by far, easily.

    Dude will hit you from halfway across the ring in the blink of an eye with a nuclear bomb, it's not fair.

    I'm excited to see his magic trick yet again for his comeback fight this year. All these other opponents will be a breeze after having wrestled with a 270 pound gorilla for 30+ rounds.
  5. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    No its actually overrated considering what I've read on here. The reality is that his resume is far too weak to put him head to head against the best
  6. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Head to head ability?

    Out boxed by an old Ortiz twice until he landed a KO punch and was lucky in fight 1 that ref gave him extra time to recover.
    Out boxed by journeymen Washington until Washington's weak chin gave out.
    Took longer to beat a faded Arreola than Stiverne did and even then Arreola wasn't actually KO'ed.
    Rocked by Molina and took longer to KO Molina than the other 7 people that have stopped him.
    Took almost twice as many rounds to stop Duhaupas than Povetkin would need.
    Beaten by a sub par Fury not once but twice.

    His KO power is legit but his head to head ability doesn't look great based on his actual performances, too easily out boxed and too often struggles vs weak comp like Washington, Molina and Szpilka. That isn't what I would expect from a head to head monster.
  7. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    That's why Stiverne went 12 rds with him
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  8. PH|LLA

    PH|LLA Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Any HW with a sound defense and a bit of speed sparks him out.
  9. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Broke his hand early doors then just jib jabbed stiverne all over the joint.

    & was blinded by a stretching band in one eye pre fight, yes he said this :clapclap:
  10. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    And Szpilka who has one of the worst chins in the division went 9 after eating like 50 right hands
  11. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
  12. exocet76

    exocet76 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Nah. You need more than a right hand.. Fury wasn't even fit for two of the fights and still clowned him.
    Also without fighting ANY of the top guys it's impossible to gauge how he would do. I'm critical of Wilder because half the people on here completely overrate that power which when ineffective against Fury he had nothing else to get him out of trouble.
    Someone like Lewis would just walk him down and spark him like he did Grant but probably quicker.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2022
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  13. JDub

    JDub Active Member Full Member

    Dec 8, 2018
    People seem to either massively overrate him, or massively underrate him.

    The reality H2H wise, is probably somewhere in the middle, probably wins some on account of his right hand KO power, probably loses some due to poor defence and lack of fundamentals allowing for some the top guys in the division to get to him before he gets to them.
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  14. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Nothing about Wilder is undderated quite the opposite.
  15. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Foreman's H2H ability is 20x better.