By Scott Gilfoid
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KOís) hasnít been too impressed with what heís seen of the unbeaten British heavyweights Tyson Fury and David Price. Wilder doesnít rate their power as being anything close to his own. In fact, Wilder believes his jab is stronger than Fury and Priceís best right hand power.
Wilder notes that Price and Fury both have been fighting low level opposition like himself, but he says heís been at least knocking all of his guys out within 4 rounds or less.
Wilder said to boxingbeatandrhymes ďItís plain and clear to see that Iím definitely a stronger fighter than all three of those guys [Price, Fury & Bryant Jennings]. I definitely feel like Iím faster.
My jab is probably stronger than all three of their right hands. Iím knocking everybody out and Iím definitely stronger than those guys. I havenít even been past the fourth round. Whoever takes me past he 4th round, theyíre going to be surprised by my boxing ability.Ē
I totally agree with Deontay. Heís definitely got the better power compared to Price, Fury and Jennings. Thereís no comparison. Furyís little more than a 6í9Ē slapper; Jennings is an arm puncher, and Price simply doesnít have the huge one-punch power that Wilder has or even the likes of Wladimir Klitschko. It normally takes Price a lot of shots to take his opponents down. He just doesnít have the single shot power that Wilder has. When you compare that to Wilder, youíll see that Wilder is knocking guys out with single shots. Once Wilder lands his big right hand itís over, baby!
Iíve seen Wilderís jab and I got to say it probably is better than the best right hand from Fury, Price and Jennings. Wilder has a real weapon with his power jab, and itís too bad he doesnít use more often itís devastating to see his opponentís heads snapping back when he lands it.
Wilder explained in the interview that he rarely has to use his jab or his powerful left hook in his fights because his opponents often keel over after theyíve been hit with the first right hand he lands. Wilder will land a right hand, and his opponent will hit the deck. The process then repeats itself over and over until the fight is stopped. It usually only takes one knockdown for Wilder to get the KO because heís so powerful.
Wilder will be showing off his stuff on Saturday night against Matt Greer in Mexico in a scheduled 10 round fight. For boxing fans in the U.S, youíll be able to view the fight on Fox Deportes. Unfortunately boxing fans from Europe wonít be able to see it because it wonít be televised outside of Mexico and the U.S.