Joe Rogan Explains How Deontay Wilder Could Become One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time

Published 10/16/2021, 3:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: UFC commentator Joe Rogan announces the fighters during a ceremonial weigh in for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


Many hailed the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury trilogy fight as the greatest heavyweight fight of all time. UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who also follows boxing and all things combat sports, went on his podcast and spoke about the fight. Joe Rogan praised Tyson Fury after his win over Deontay Wilder last Saturday.

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On ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, he spoke about how Wilder possesses incredible knockout power but lacks boxing skills. He also spoke about how Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder has the potential to become one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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“There’s not a single guy that’s knocked out as many guys as Deontay Wilder has. If you could teach that guy how to move like Tyson Fury does. If you could teach that guy how to pretend he doesn’t have any power. Like just really develop real boxing skills and just almost pretend you can’t break an egg. Just be in the right position always and just touch people. Cause he hits so f**king hard man.”

“But people that have that kind of power, for whatever reason they always, not always but a lot of times they rely on it coz it’s so extraordinary. They just know that all they have to do is land that one shot. The guys who are the masterful boxers, like the Julio Cesar Chavez’s of the world. He’s one of the most masterful boxers ever. But he never was a one-punch guy…If you could get a guy like Deontay Wilder to pretend he doesn’t have power, and to learn how to box like a Julio Cesar Chavez, you’d have like one of the greatest fighters of all time,Rogan said.

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What’s next for Deontay Wilder? 

Wilder will undergo surgery on his right hand following his loss to Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury. After recovering from surgery, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will look to reinvent his game and re-establish himself in the heavyweight division. Hence, time on the sidelines is what’s in the near future for Wilder, who could target a spring 2022 return.

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There are not many other heavyweights in the division that can take Wilder’s right hand, get knocked down, and get back up to finish him off. If the Alabama native can reinvent his game and beat a few top contenders in the division, he may just get another title shot.

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Who do you think is next for Wilder?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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