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Banks: Deontay Wilder is a future world champion

Deontay Wilder Johnathon Banks(Photo courtesy of Deontay Wilder twitter) By Scott Gilfoid: 6’7″ unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) is reportedly opening up a lot of eyes in the Wladimir Klitschko camp with his excellent sparring. According to one news source, Wilder is coming in very handy with the lively sparring that he’s giving Wladimir in helping him get ready for his November 10th title defense against the 6’7 1/2″ Mariusz Wach.


Wladimir’s cornerman Johnathon Banks has been especially impressed with what he’s seen of the giant knockout artist Wilder, saying on his twitter “Bronze Bomber [Deontay Wilder] is in Austria proving why he’s a top world class heavyweight and a future world champion.”

I’d love to be a fly on the wall to see some of Wilder’s sparring sessions with the 6’6″ Wladimir because it must be like watching a mini-war. What’s great about this is Wladimir is going to be well prepared for when he steps inside the ring with the slower Wach. Wilder is a lot faster than Wach, and has a better jab, left hand and of course a much better right hand.

Wladimir’s seeing a ton blazing right hands from Wilder in their sparring sessions that he won’t be seeing from the slower Wach on November 10th. The thing to worry here is that Wilder doesn’t hurt Wladimir during the sparring sessions because the last thing we need is for Wladimir to come into the Wach fight having been worn down by the huge punching Wilder during training camp. It doesn’t matter that Wilder is wearing 16 ounce gloves and that Wladimir has head gear on; Wilder’s punches are still so powerful that he can hurt Wladimir despite the protection.

Wilder is scheduled to be fighting on December 15th against a still to be determined opponent on the Amir Khan vs. Carlos Molina undercard at the Sports Arena, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Wilder’s promoters at Golden Boy are looking for a big name to put Wilder in with so that they can showcase his talent on Showtime across the United States. This is going to be a great chance for Wilder to show his stuff to a huge amount of fans who have never seen him fight before, and it’s going to be great for him.

The sparring that Wilder is getting with Wladimir is priceless. Wilder is going to learn so much during this training camp that will help him in future fights. I can see Wilder improving 10 to 25% just in the short time he’s with Wladimir. Hopefully, Wladimir will use Wilder as a sparring partner for his title defenses next year because it’ll be great for Wilder to continue to spar with Wladimir so he can keep on improving.


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