Klitschko or Wilder? Haye compared the punching power of the champions


One of the few conquerors of cruiserweight and heavyweight in the history of boxing, Briton David Haye considers American puncher Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) to be the owner of the most powerful blow in the history of the heavyweight division.

Haye sparred with Wilder in 2013, and two years earlier fought in unification with the legendary Ukrainian champion Wladimir Klitschko – lost by decision. By
opinion Briton, “it is Wilder who has the most powerful strike in the history of the division. I admit that some will think that I am greatly exaggerating. But I know what I’m talking about, because I missed him in sparring. And missed from Klitschko. And I know firsthand that Wilder’s punch with 18oz gloves is harder than Klitschko’s punch with 10oz. And that’s not all. Deontay hit me casually. In addition, I was protected by a boxing helmet, but I still felt its power.

The ex-champion claims that even then “I realized that this guy would achieve a lot in the ring. Then he was too wild in his punches. But his power…

Most boxing fans dream of seeing Wilder’s long-awaited fight against Anthony Joshua next year. Popular champion brawler Ricky Hatton said the other day: Usyk vs Fury is cool, but I want to see other heavyweights fight. How realistic is it to do next year? Hearn has all the answers.

Meanwhile, Joshua’s potential coach, American legend Roy Jones, believes that Anthony cannot fight Wilder right now, offers the British an alternative plan: “… and then we’ll go to Usyk or Fury.”