This past Saturday, Gerald Washington was outboxing Deontay Wilder and I had Washington winning every round. That is, until the fifth round when Wilder landed a hard right hand that almost put Washington through the ropes. After Washington made it back to his feet, Wilder hit him around like a badminton until the ref stopped it.
This isn’t the first time Wilders power has saved him from losing. He has found himself behind on the scorecards on more than one occasion. With that being said, I don’t know a lot of boxers who will be able to stand up to his power, should he land it. Take Tyson Fury as an example, he was dropped hard by Steve Cunningham. Cunningham was basically a glorified cruiserweight, now imagine if Wilder hits him flush. Klitschko also has a reputation for a shaky chin. Anthony Joshua’s chin is still an unknown variable, so we will have to wait and see but is Wilder the best heavyweight in the division? Quite possibly.
Unfortunately, we won’t get to see for sure if he is the best in the division for awhile because rumor has it he is either looking at a rematch with Bermane Stiverne or taking on the winner of Hughie Fury vs Joseph Parker. Once the next fight has come and gone, maybe then we will see Wilder-Fury, Wilder-Joshua, or Wilder-Klitschko.