Boxing Fans Are Worried For Deontay Wilder After New Footage Emerges Of Him Training
With Saturday night’s WCB title fight looming the already-widely publicized fight is gathering even more steam. With the balance of support swaying in favour of Tyson Fury, a further blow to the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has come in the form of a training video that shows Wilder to be anything but formidable on the pads.
The clip below shows a sluggish and sloppy Deontay Wilder who, at times, fails to even land mits on the pads. Fans were quick to point out via Twitter that Wilder looked unsteady on his feet and unbalanced through his punches.
He is awful. He has to think about moving his feet and when he thinks about it he can't think about throwing shots. And when he throws shots he can't move his feet 😂😂
— Damien Griffiths (@AccipiterGriff) November 7, 2018
That being said, he is still one of the most explosive and impressive punchers in the sport. His unbeaten record has not come easily. Whilst it can be argued that he has not met an opponent like Fury before, we cannot forget that Wilder has successfully defended his WBC title 8 times and history shows he can do it again to go to an unbeaten 41-bout winning streak.
Former champions Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis have both backed Fury to unseat the heavyweight king.
“I think with Deontay’s power, he might be able to end it early, but if Tyson can frustrate him and it goes the distance, then it could go his way.”
“Tyson’s always been the bigger fighter. In fighting Deontay it’s the same case. If things get difficult, he’s (Fury’s) got more experience and a lot of tricks.”
Lennox Lewis also had the same thoughts on the fights.
“If it goes the distance then it belongs to Tyson Fury… If it’s a short fight it will belong to Deontay Wilder.”
Mike Tyson, one of the most fearsomely dedicated boxers of all time paid homage to Fury’s commitment and mental game.
“Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing can compare to the mental strength Fury has shown both in and out of the ring,”
But it was Wilder’s mental game that was on display with a daunting message being sent to Fury.
“Tyson Fury doesn’t know what he’s gotten himself into!”
“He better be hugging, and wrestling, and kissing them (bears) as well too because he’s definitely going to need a teddy bear in the hospital, for sure.
“This is no game for me, I don’t play this. This is not a game. I always told my baby, ‘Daddy’s coming home.’ When you fight the Bronze Bomber, these guys know what they’re getting themselves into.
“They can hear the stories, they can hear the tales all they want. But when you get in the ring and feel it, that’s when — and only when — you know what you’ve been hearing, what you’ve been seeing, is real.”
Check out the somewhat sub-par training video on the player below? What do you think – a it of misdirection?