Deontay Wilder- Kelvin Price mix it up on Saturday in the battle of the super heavyweights
By Scott Gilfoid: Two huge 6’7” talented heavyweights Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) and Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KO’s) will do battle on Saturday night on Showtime at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. This is one of those rare heavyweight match-ups where not only are both heavyweights huge, but also very talented with loads of boxing skills. The eyes of fans are going to be concentrating mostly on the 27-year-old Wilder, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist from the United States.
Wilder’s the real talent here. Wilder has one-punch knockout power in both hands, and he’s already been predicted to go all the way to a heavyweight title by 2013 by none other than the late great trainer Emanuel Steward.
Wilder will have to really focus on cutting off the ring this Saturday night, because Price is as slippery as an eel on defense as he’s very hard to hit cleanly with anything. He knows how to use his huge 6’7” height and long reach to keep his opponents from hitting him.
Price also is very good at moving away quickly when under attack by his opponents. I rate Price as being a better fighter than a lot of the top heavyweight contenders in the division right now, and I think he would give unbeaten Tyson Fury a huge run for his money if they were to fight. Wilder will have to really push the fight and either look to KO Price with a long shot or pressure him to the ropes and look to KO him with a single shot like Wilder has been doing with most of his opponents during his short four year pro career.
Few of Wilder’s opponents have made it to the 4th round against him because of his tremendous power. That’s not because Wilder’s opposition has been lacking in some ways, but rather because of his huge power in each punch he throws.