Deontay Wilder vs. Damon Reed on 6/18
By Scott Gilfoid: Former 2008 Olympic heavyweight bronze medalist Deontay Wilder (16-0, 16 KO’s) will be hunting for his 17th straight knockout later on this month on June 18th when the 25-year-old Wilder faces the hard hitting Damon Reed (46-15, 32 KO’s) at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Wilder has been stunning as of late, bowling over most of his opposition in one or two rounds and make it look easy.
While some boxing fans might point to Wilder’s opposition being the reason why Wilder is knockout out everyone left and right, perhaps the real reason is because Wilder packs dynamite in his right hand and when he connects with one of those hard shots,. that’s all she wrote. Wilder looks to be the hardest puncher in the heavyweight division in terms of right hand power. He might not have the best left hand, but he doesn’t really need one because his right hand is so huge. He’s working on trying to develop his left but it’s going to take a while before his left hand is anything like his right.
Reed, 39, has been struggling as of late, losing four out of his last six fights. He was able to last the full 10 rounds with James Toney in his last fight in February.
Wilder stopped Reggie Pena in the 1st round in his last fight on May 6th. Before that, Wilder defeated DeAndry Abron in a 2nd round TKO, Dan Sheerhan in a 1st round KO and Harold Sconiers in the 4th. It’s a monumental accomplishment for one of Wilder’s opponents to make it past the 3rd.
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