Deontay Wilder Branded “Murderous Puncher” by Joe Rogan

Published 10/16/2021, 2:46 PM EDT


Sitting in a silver spacesuit, Joe Rogan recently reviewed the mega heavyweight trilogy clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

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Wilder and Fury put on a show for the ages on October 9. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ coming back from a knockdown in round 3 by dropping Fury twice in round 4 seemed almost unreal.

‘The Gypsy King’ won via 11th round knockout; however, many were left impressed by Deontay Wilder‘s show of heart and his indomitable spirit.

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As he watched a clip of Deontay Wilder’s punch sending ripples through Tyson Fury‘s body on loop, Joe Rogan branded Wilder a “murderous puncher” on JRE #1720.

There may be one or two humans that can punch as hard as this guy. Without a doubt, one of the hardest punchers of all time.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

So he smashes Tyson Fury while he’s getting his a** kicked. Smashes him with his right hand in the 4th round. Look at that fat roll-down. That’s the shock waves that ripple through his head.

“Most human beings right there are going out. And then he clipped him again and clubbed him to the ground,” said Joe Rogan.

Deontay Wilder played a smarter game in the Fury trilogy

Deontay Wilder is infamous for being heavily reliant on his strength. In previous fights, he has always left everything to chances of finding a possible opening for that right hand.

To get a sense of his level of confidence in that infamous right hand, here’s what he had to say in a 2019 interview with Elliot Worsell of Boxing News

Styles make fights. But so far in my career, I’ve canceled out all the styles I’ve come up against by hitting too damn hard. Once you get hit by my shots, style goes out the window, man.

“Someone like Sergey Liakhovich might look effective and durable against other guys, but he hadn’t tasted power like mine. And you saw what happened to him,said Deontay Wilder.

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So, naturally, leading up to the trilogy fight, boxing purists assumed that Wilder would not be able to bring in anything new to the table. But he came out to the ring and proved the boxing community wrong; he showed improvement in terms of doing more than just land that big right hand to knock his opponent out.

Wilder landed several effective body shots throughout the fight, showed better movement, did a relatively better job at creating distance, and even showed an upgrade in his head movement.

However, Tyson Fury was able to use his size and reach to wrap him up in clinches. ‘The Gyspy King’ was able to ultimately capitalize on his ‘Kronk’ style to knock him out cold in round 11.

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Despite his loss, Wilder showed that he can go further in improving his in-ring skills. If he can go a step further in that direction, he could secure a rank right below Tyson Fury on the charts.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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