Deontay Wilders H2H Ability Is Underrated

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

  1. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Deontay proved he had both Championship Heart and one of the greatest punches in the history of the division. I see Patterson, Ingo, Briggs, Byrd, Joshua, Ruiz, Dokes, Coetzee, Spinks (both) falling. Possibly Weaver, Norton.
     
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  2. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Seems like a fair enough point.
     
  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Nah imo Byrd and Spinks should both be favorites
     
  4. BCS8

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    I feel that Wilder is the can crusher supreme. Severely underrated can crushing skills
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Aye, nobody would acuse him of a clean crusher, but he sure gets the job done!
     
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  6. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not sure about the good chin either. Fury isn’t really a puncher and he knocked him out. And he hasn’t really fought any actually punchers where you can see his chin get checked properly
     
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  7. It's Ovah

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    I'd say both Stiverne and Ortiz packed a bit of whack in their shots. Stiverne one shotted Arreola who's got a proven chin, and Ortiz crushed Jennings and Thompson and sent Martin to the land of nod with a single shot as well. Martin's been in 12 rounds with Kownacki so likely doesn't have a terrible chin either (Joshua twatting him was down to Joshua being a beast rather than Martin packing glass IMO). Duhaupas could be said to have a bit of whack as well, though not on the level of the above two.
     
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  8. It's Ovah

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    Agreed. Unless Byrd has a really off night he should be favourite to win that one.
     
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  9. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You probably have a point. The lack of bonafide punchers on his resume is a product of the era we are in also.

    He definitely has good stamina though, carries his power late in fights when fighting at his natural weight
     
  10. It's Ovah

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    Yes, his stamina and ability to land fight ending shots late into the fight are definitely qualities for him. Off the top of my head the only other top level HW of recent years that could consistently do that was Tua, whose punching power I rate highly.
     
  11. Reinhardt

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    I think I'm sure about his chin, it cracks on contact. Fury hurt Wilder anytime he hit him with something decent and the same Fury wailed away on Otto Wallin. Heck Fury never once wobbled the weak chin of Wlad . I'd rate Wilder's chin around an Earnie Shavers level.
     
  12. Joeywill

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    Its pretty similar. Vitali has a slight edge.
     
  13. Joeywill

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    Its very similar. People like to make Vitali out to be this head to head monster without having a very proven track record against top opposition so I dont why the idea of Wilder be dangerous head to head is unthinkable.
     
  14. Joeywill

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    "Tua was leaden-footed and the slubbiest prominent heavyweight of modern times, making him far less dangerous than a very fast 6'7 Wilder. A number of poor and by no means iron-chinned journeymen pushed Tua to close decisions or at least went the distance."

    Exactly Wilder is way better than Tua