Wilder remembered his most terrible knockout: “It seemed to me that I killed him” – video


Former WBC champion American heavyweight knockout Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) was asked to remember his worst knockout in his career.

Puncher immediately settled on his debut defense of the championship belt. In January 2016, Wilder brutally knocked out Polish contender Artur Shpilka (24-5, 16 KOs) with a single punch, who patted the champion well, offering an aggressive slugger style.

After the equator, the European slowed down, and in the 9th round, Wilder did catch the Hairpin.

#FBF to 1.16.16 when HW Champ @BronzeBomber delivered a highlight KO vs @szpilka_artur.

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“When people ask me about my best knockout, I remember this particular episode. I remembered him for the rest of my life, because at that moment it seemed to me that I had taken my opponent’s life. Yes, this is a knockout in a fight with Szpilka. To be honest, it was creepy. After all, this dude had a lot of good intentions, he did a great job promoting the fight, he was ready to faithfully serve his country … It was creepy to see how he reacted to that blow … “-
remembers Wilder.

This Saturday in Brooklyn (New York, USA) Wilder will fight in the WBC eliminator with Robert Helenius (31-3, 20 KOs) from Finland. Yesterday, the favorite entertained with a master class at an open training session. A little earlier, Wilder spoke about the difference between the fights with Fury and Helenius, after which he began to praise the Finn: “He has the heart of a warrior, no underestimation.”