WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a powerful man. Even when it seemed he was on the verge of losing to Luis Ortiz back in March, Wilder’s power saved the day as he stopped Ortiz in 10. The Alabama native’s power is the main reason why he remains undefeated.
However, he can’t be the considered the best in the division until he fights IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Hopefully, we will see that fight in the near future.
For now, we can only speculate. Former WBO heavyweight champion Ray Mercer is impressed with Wilder’s power, but believes Wilder has too many flaws to beat Joshua:
“Deontay Wilder, he’s strong, and he’s been getting over using his strength,” Mercer recently told goforitradio.com. “I think he has a great trainer in Mark Breland; he needs to get a little more control of his punches. He’s just too wild.”
Listen below as Mercer discusses the most significant moment in his career, Floyd Mayweather and MMA, and Joshua-Wilder: