WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder nearly doubled the division average for landed jabs per round, while landing 57.2% of his power shots- 16% higher than the division average.
Opponents landed just 7.6 total punches per round and just 4.9 power shots. Gerald Washington, making a huge step up in class vs. Wilder, threw and landed below average. for total punches and outlanded opponents just 10.5-7.8 in total punches and just 6.1-5.3 in power shots. These are heavyweights however, and one punch can change everything!
BIRMINGHAM, AL. - Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten Gerald Washington are ready for their primetime showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Saturday, February 25 from Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama.
Also in attendance and featured in televised action beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT were rising super welterweight contenders Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd, who battle for a vacant junior middleweight world title, plus hard-hitting Dominic Breazeale and undefeated Izuagbe Ugonoh, who meet in a 10-round heavyweight battle.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TBG Promotions in association with Bruno Event Team, start at $25 (not including applicable fees) and are on sale now. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and by visiting AlabamaTitleFight.com.
Additional action on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten super middleweight Caleb Plant, who was in attendance at Thursday's event.
"My time off has allowed me to get a better relationship with my left hand. There are so many different ways to throw a jab that I didn't think I could do. Working with one arm allowed me to be exposed to a lot of new things. It's going to be a different Deontay Wilder in the ring.
"It's been a journey for me. I know there's a purpose to all of it and there's a reason why I'm here and why I'm the champ. Everything has manifested my way.
"This is a fantastic card on Saturday night and I know these other guys can't wait to get into the ring. Saturday night is going to be an electric fight. I love my state and I love being able to come back to Alabama. Home is where my heart is. It feels good to continue to give back.