On Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Deontay Wilder puts his unbeaten record and WBC Heavyweight Championship on the line against number one Contender Dominic Breazeale. And most everyone will be glued to this fight for one big reason. Or, should we say, the possibility of one big right hand from the champ.
Since bursting on the scene earlier this decade, Wilder has repeatedly demonstrated that, if you do not fear and watch for his long booming right, you’re liable to end up on your back staring at the stars.
41 victories, 39 knockouts and almost everyone of them set up by what Wilder did with his right.
If you don’t believe us, take a look at this highlight montage put out Friday afternoon by Premier Boxing Champions demonstrating for over two minutes the damage that Wilder has done primarily with that punch:
— PBC (@premierboxing) May 17, 2019
From Eric Molina, to Artur szpilka, to the rematch with Bermane Stiverne and even, the booming right (and a follow left) that leveled Tyson Fury in the final round last December (photo above), it’s obvious that’s the punch to stay away from.
And, there seems to be one common denominator. That is: don’t hang back on the ropes waiting to get hit at distance from the Champ. Almost without exception and graphically shown on that knockout reel, most of the fighters that were dropped were a good three to four feet away from Wilder, with their back on the ropes and almost daring him to blast them on the chin or the jaw.
The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native rarely misses, if he has repeated opportunity to land that big punch. If Breazeale intends to stick around for the middle rounds or later, he better be ready to move. And he would be advised to keep that left up high, when the “Bronze Bomber” comes calling inside the Barclays Center Saturday night.
Otherwise, he will become the latest statistic on Deontay’s knockout ledger.