Wilder's power compared to the power hitters of the passed.

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  1. 80s champs

    80s champs Member Full Member

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    Tyson,Foreman,Shavers, etc..
     
  2. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So far he’s faced 3 top 10 opponents and 2 have gone the distance. Right now he is more in the company of guys like Charlie Retzlaff and Cleveland Williams. He can be called champ because of belt proliferation but in fact he never fought Wlad- so I put Fury and Joshua above him. So to me he’s a big puncher not yet proven at elite level like guys like Tyson, Foreman
     
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  3. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    One of the best, hardest hitters ever.
     
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    Probably closer to Cooney...
     
  5. Wass1985

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    Harder than all 3, not the greatest of boxers but definitely massive power.
     
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  6. Reinhardt

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    On a scale of 1-10 I'd rank his power around 9. His boxing skills ? 2.
     
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He hits hard. Very hard.
    And he carries that power late into a fight.
     
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    I think he is right there with those guys in terms of power.
     
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    Unproven, couldn't even knock out a fitter Stiverne who was defending with his face. He hits hard but most heavyweights do. Joshua would have a similar KO% if he faced the same level of opposition as Wilder. He needs to face more world level opponents and knock them out before he can even be compared to the greats.
     
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  12. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Active Member Full Member

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    He's with that group. Difference between those 3 you mentioned is that they can land big punches on top opposition constistently, whereas Wilder cannot. He just lands the occasional shot and gets lucky. Power of all 4 is pretty much equal. But there is a gulf in technique that separates Wilder from that group.
     
  13. BCS8

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    ^ This is the correct post. Wilder hits with the best but struggles to land clean.
     
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    I stil reckon i would beat him on the punch machine........
     
  15. Vykus

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    Wilder has very good power, but it's definitely overrated. Stiverne went 12 rounds, he couldn't drop or KO other stationary targets Duhuapas or Arreola either, thus I doubt he would be able to drop or KO guys with rugged chins like Whyte, Miller, Povetkin, Chisora or Parker. Wilders power looks outstanding because it has been a highlight against guys with less than desirable chins. Of his other opponents, Szpilka was also stopped by Kownacki, as Washington was steamrolled by Miller, Molina destroyed by Joshua, Ortiz has avoided big punchers his whole career, and T.Fury completely changed his style after being dropped by the likes of Pajkic and Cunningham. Wilders power is nothing like Tyson, Foreman, Shavers or even Joshua, but more like Tommy Hearns, has the same whip cracking leverage from a similar frame that stuns rather than the beat em up high torque Tyson or Joshua power, or the stone dropping on your head power of a Foreman, Shavers or Browne.
     
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