What is Wilder’s ceiling in terms of all time status?

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  1. Can I box

    Can I box Member Full Member

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    How high can he rank? Let’s say he beats Fury in the rematch then the winner of the Joshua rematch to become undisputed champion and makes a few defences retiring undefeated.

    What would his legacy be then?
     
  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Top 20 HW

    Clear top 5 puncher
     
  3. Can I box

    Can I box Member Full Member

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    Surely number 1 puncher?
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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  5. JabCross727

    JabCross727 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Definitely would put him in the top 15-20 heavyweights of all time if he can become undisputed. His KO percentage is putting him in the stratosphere of knockout artists like Julian Jackson, if we are talking hardest punchers of all time.
     
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  6. First Round KO

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  7. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He defeated old Ortiz by KO and prime Stevern by UD.
    That's it.
    He is nowhere near top 100 in ATG HW.
    Once he fights somebody good its lights out.
     
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  8. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Then it depends what Fury does after that. If he gets KOed multiple times in a row then Wilder's resume is still ****.
     
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  9. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I just don't see a legacy, I can name 50 HWs easily that I think would beat him, (probably more TBH)
     
  10. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If vitali is considered an atg around here then so should Wilder if he beats Joshua/fury/ruiz
     
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  11. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This is Boxing Full Member

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    How about we don't speculate and see how things play out
     
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    Heavy_Hitter Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Wilder would probably get destroyed by Sanders, Peter, Briggs, or even somebody like Kirk Johnson.
     
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  13. The Clan

    The Clan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If he beats Fury, Ruiz/Joshua then he’ll rise slightly above ‘footnote’ or ‘honourable mention’!
     
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    He might have time left to reach Michael Grant level.
     
  15. Limerickbox

    Limerickbox Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    IF he beats Fury, then Joshua-Ruiz winner, then he starts ranking right up around the top 10.
     
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