Froch: Wilder a Bigger Puncher Than Joshua, Does A lot of Wrong

Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch views WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) as the most dangerous one-punch fighter in the sport.

But, he also feels Wilder makes a lot of mistakes that will place him in danger when he comes up against the right fighter.

Should Wilder win his mandatory rematch on Saturday night with Bermane Stiverne at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Froch would like to see him fight IBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight king Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).


Wilder won the title from Stiverne back in January of 2015 with a twelve round unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

Stiverne remains as the only boxer to last the distance with Wilder, but the world champion is a huge favorite to change that statistic when they collide for a second time.

While Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn would like to get Wilder to Wembley in London next summer, Froch would rather see them collide in the United States.

"I would like to see Joshua-Wilder in America. It would be nice to see Joshua get more recognition in the USA. He should be fighting him over there in Las Vegas," Froch told Sky Sports.

After watching some of Joshua's last few fights, Froch became convinced that Wilder is the bigger hitter between the two. Carlos Takam was able to take a lot of Joshua's punches and never went anywhere.

But, Froch also saw a lot of mistakes being made on the part of Wilder in several of his contests.

"Wilder is the most dangerous one-punch fighter, without a doubt. Joshua has got a lot of stoppages on his record, but he doesn't hit people with one shot and knock them out at world level. He didn't knock out Wladimir Klitschko with one shot and he couldn't put Carlos Takam away, even when he hit him with big punches," Froch said.

"Takam is tough, don't get me wrong, but Joshua to me doesn't seem like a guy who has got the one-punch concussive knockout at world level. He hits and he hurts them, and if he catches them sweet, he knocks them spark out. But you don't always catch people sweet at world level.

"Wilder has got the power that when he hits someone with one shot, you think 'woah.' He puts everything into every punch, swings away, and it's exciting to watch. You are on the edge of your seat all the way through one of his fights. He does a lot wrong. He's quite wild, his chin is in the air, he swings and misses by a foot, and leaves his feet behind, but no one's perfect are they?"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HarvardBlue on 11-04-2017

Wilder is a bigger a puncher but Joshua is better at punch selection and placing his punches. They both make mistakes but again Joshua seems a tad bit better fundamentally. The problem with Joshua as he fatigues he gets a…

Comment by The Conundrum on 11-04-2017

Joshua vs. Wilder *

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-04-2017

froch aint wrong here

Comment by OZ Gaza on 11-04-2017

Wilder is very hard for a purist boxing fan to judge mainly due to the lack of top 10 challengers on his resume. No doubt he packs power but his ungainly style when going for power shots appear to leave…

Comment by alexjust on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=Deontay Wilder;18183192]Deontay isn't only the hardest puncher in heavyweight history, he's also the most intelligent. Wladimir might be able to speak seven languages, but Deontay creates his own languages.[/QUOTE] Yes, it's called gibberish 😁

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