Wilder: I jab harder than Tyson Fury and David Price can punch
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) hasn’t been too impressed with what he’s seen of the unbeaten British heavyweights Tyson Fury and David Price. Wilder doesn’t rate their power as being anything close to his own. In fact, Wilder believes his jab is stronger than Fury and Price’s best right hand power.
Wilder notes that Price and Fury both have been fighting low level opposition like himself, but he says he’s been at least knocking all of his guys out within 4 rounds or less.
Wilder said to boxingbeatandrhymes “It’s plain and clear to see that I’m definitely a stronger fighter than all three of those guys [Price, Fury & Bryant Jennings]. I definitely feel like I’m faster. My jab is probably stronger than all three of their right hands. I’m knocking everybody out and I’m definitely stronger than those guys. I haven’t even been past the fourth round. Whoever takes me past he 4th round, they’re going to be surprised by my boxing ability.”
I totally agree with Deontay. He’s definitely got the better power compared to Price, Fury and Jennings. There’s no comparison. Fury’s little more than a 6’9” slapper; Jennings is an arm puncher, and Price simply doesn’t have the huge one-punch power that Wilder has or even the likes of Wladimir Klitschko. It normally takes Price a lot of shots to take his opponents down. He just doesn’t have the single shot power that Wilder has. When you compare that to Wilder, you’ll see that Wilder is knocking guys out with single shots. Once Wilder lands his big right hand it’s over, baby!
I’ve seen Wilder’s jab and I got to say it probably is better than the best right hand from Fury, Price and Jennings. Wilder has a real weapon with his power jab, and it’s too bad he doesn’t use more often it’s devastating to see his opponent’s heads snapping back when he lands it.
Wilder explained in the interview that he rarely has to use his jab or his powerful left hook in his fights because his opponents often keel over after they’ve been hit with the first right hand he lands. Wilder will land a right hand, and his opponent will hit the deck. The process then repeats itself over and over until the fight is stopped. It usually only takes one knockdown for Wilder to get the KO because he’s so powerful.
Wilder will be showing off his stuff on Saturday night against Matt Greer in Mexico in a scheduled 10 round fight. For boxing fans in the U.S, you’ll be able to view the fight on Fox Deportes. Unfortunately boxing fans from Europe won’t be able to see it because it won’t be televised outside of Mexico and the U.S.