This past Saturday, Deontay Wilder completely and utterly dominated veteran Chris Arreola. During the brutal display, Wilder broke his right hand and even tore his right bicep. Despite this, he still made Arreola look something like an amateur but you know what? That’s what was supposed to happen.
Arreola is an entertaining fighter who is past his prime, now 35 years of age, and was only fighting Wilder as a replacement for Alexander Povetkin. Arreola honestly didn’t deserve the shot at the title being 2-2-1 in his last five fight fights. So, Wilder did exactly what he was supposed to, no more, no less. He made Arreola quit on his stool which is no easy feat, Arreola has a huge heart.
The real questions about Wilder will be answered we he fights another big man like himself. Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury are having a rematch soon but Wilder could potentially get the winner or the loser of that fight. The good news is after beating Arreola he called out Klitschko, Fury, and Anthony Joshua. Here’s to hoping we see Wilder in the ring with one of them soon.That would tell us a little more about what Wilder is capable of.
Like him or not, he is a very talented fighter. Most guys of his stature are powerful but not very agile, they lack fluidity. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case for Wilder. He throws very coordinated and accurate punches for a man of his magnitude. I, for one, believe he will be at the top of the division.