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MJames

Breaking news … Audley Harrison’s biggest fan and regular employer Eddie Hearn is about to announce Harrison’s return to the ring in the US versus UK Heavyweight Pirzefighter tournament next month. We all know Audley is boxing’s biggest joke, but Eddie can’t get enough of him. You heard it here first. Will Audley ever just go away? Not with Eddie around he won’t.

Posted October 28, 2013 8:24 am 


TARK

KL, Ali didn’t mix and beat the very best in his day. The best was Larry Holmes.

Ali fought Leon Spinks when Holmes was the best heavyweight.

When Ali finally agreed to fight Holmes, he could no longer mix.

Posted October 28, 2013 12:17 am 


namm

@BigMikeTampa – hardly any, just a bronze medal at the olympics ;)

Posted October 27, 2013 4:42 pm 


KL

Pratt you said ” He almost went down from a Firtha Jab in round 1 for gosh sakes”.
That’s a bit of an exaggeration there Mr.Pratt!
If you watched the slo mo, you can see that Firtha’s punch didn’t make too much contact and it was Wilder’s attempt to dodge the punch that lead to him becoming temporarily off balance, and because Wilder is so big the effect looked more clumsier than it probably would if Wilder was a much smaller man. Wilder was far from hitting the deck as you claim Mr.Pratt.

Posted October 27, 2013 1:27 pm 


KL

Jуm rаt you say “Pulеv jаb will k0 this bum Wildеr”.
I’m not sure that Pulev would, whilst Pulev is a big step up from anyone Wilder has yet faced, Pulev has his flaws too…….Pulev is not an elusive target and even the very slow Ustinov manage to briefly rock Pulev…….and Pulev was a very slow stater against a 40 + year old Thompson.
Now sure Wilder can swing wildly and leave himself open, but you have to think that Breland would be working hard on Wilder to try and eliminate this flaw especially when he steps up his class of opponent.
Now if Wilder were to face Pulev instead of Stivern……..then Pulev can’t afford to start as badly as he did against Thompson……other wise it could be another short night’s work Wilder.

Posted October 27, 2013 1:16 pm 


Seany87

Wilder is a good puncher, that’s what we know. Nothing else. He has a lot to prove against better opposition.

Posted October 27, 2013 11:26 am 


BigMikeTampa

Does Wilder have any amateur experience?

Posted October 27, 2013 10:37 am 


Decker

It’s been said many times and I’ll repeat it.
At this stage it seems obvious that DW has some serious flaws, most likely a glass jaw. His mgt is trying to position him for a big pay day BEFORE he’s exposed.

To the peeps who keep bringing up the lame NBA/NFL theory and that the HW is now “trash”.
1). Why weren’t all the top HWs in the NBA or NFL also in the 60s 70s etc? There were many athletic big men in those sports back in the day. Or was that b/c Ams dominated the HW scene back then?
2) Just about every HW in the glorious 70s were too small to compete with today’s HWs. Current/recent era HWs are bigger, stronger, and just as skilled. There not like some clumsy 6’6″ fighter that came along once in a while decades ago.
3) The entire Soviet block (that’s Eastern Europe for some of you) was closed off from competing. Now it’s not. Notice were most of the top HWs are from? No, you’re too busy living in the past LOL

Posted October 27, 2013 10:02 am 


Love-the-Sport

Wilder scored a good — but not great — knockout on Firtha.

But he didn’t look particularly good overall.

Wilder’s boxing positioning and defense has big huge gaps.

Wilder holds his hands very low, very wide.

Wilder has not fought anybody his height — but if he did regardless of the skill of the opponent he would have a hard time because he holds his hands too low, his hands too wide. He has been carefully matched and no one has reached him effectively.

Wilder has pretty good head movement. Wilder has pretty good footwork. Wilder has fast hands and they appear to be heavy big hands as well.

I think the problem will be like some of the comments below, Wilder has not had enough testing, his boxing skills are still limited, he is a little awkward in his approach, and there are huge holes in his defense.

Right now, I would say this looks like easy money for the Klitschkos. I agree with other people on the board that Wilder needs more fights with higher quality opponents.

Posted October 27, 2013 8:24 am 


Jim

I said it before. Wilder’s managers WILL NOT let him in with anyone that can actually fight back. They are determined to get him a title shot with little to no risk. Their plan may work, but in the end, Deontay will be exposed badly. The recent opponents for Wilder have been absolute jokes. He should have started to step it up after his 20th fight. All of his opponents are hand picked and made to order. Klitschko put Wilder on his ass in sparring with a JAB, and they were the big gloves. Wilder should seek out new management.

Posted October 27, 2013 7:42 am 


Anonymous

hw boxing today a complete fu#king circus.

Posted October 27, 2013 7:25 am 


Jуm rаt

Pulеv jаb will k0 this bum Wildеr. Pulеv bу k0

Posted October 27, 2013 6:28 am 


very bad things

very, very, very wrong.

Posted October 27, 2013 6:24 am 


The Stonewall

Whatever your opinion of Wilder, there should be absolutely no need for this article to be written, By the time a fighter gets to 29/30 fights you should *know* whether they are a hype-job or not. The mere fact questions remain over Wilder tells me that something is very, very wrong.

Posted October 27, 2013 5:37 am 


boxing barlow

Wilder Vrs Joshua is the future of the heavy weight division!

Posted October 27, 2013 4:17 am 


Anonymous

“What was Firtha ranked?”

Not in the top 75.

Posted October 27, 2013 2:15 am 


Fight Aficionado

“Wilder needs to fight some guys in the top ten PERIOD! ” – Top 20 would be a massive upgrade. We can’t even talk top 10 since that’s a whole different echelon.

Posted October 27, 2013 2:03 am 


Fight Aficionado

Until Wilder steps up his level of comp he’s nothing but a hype job with a punch. This is 2013, 5 years a pro and he’s faced nobody. What was Firtha ranked?

Posted October 27, 2013 2:01 am 


TonyG.G.Galento

If Wilder almost hits the deck from a Firtha jab, how the hell is this guy going anywhere. Even Price and Mitchell can take a jab ffs!

Posted October 27, 2013 1:59 am 


Pratt

Toothpick need to step up to some competition. He needs someone in shape to test him. He almost went down from a Firtha Jab in round 1 for gosh sakes. Jury is still out on this guy Wilder.

Posted October 27, 2013 1:13 am 


Tyson

I Ko this bum in 30 seconds.

Posted October 27, 2013 12:00 am 


jackson

solis called him out…why is wilder pretending he didnt hear?

Posted October 26, 2013 11:33 pm 


finster

Wilder needs to fight some guys in the top ten PERIOD! IF he continues to fight ham and eggers, then he will simple stay at the level that he is in, which is HOT GARBAAGE! For the record I am an American and I state it as it is regardless of where a fighter is from!

Posted October 26, 2013 10:35 pm 


Jim Rich

Yeah I ran a half maration 8 minutes a mile myself, like you said he may have finished the marathon, lol, but run it? And when did he run the marathon, not anytime recently from what I can see, ran 8 marathons, haha and look like that give me a brake.

Posted October 26, 2013 10:02 pm 


ThrashNephilim

Yeah, he runs marathons all year round someone said. That’s a little hard to believe. He may walk marathons. I don’t see results of exertion.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:41 pm 


fat rolls firtha

bernstein talking about firtha being in shape, his physique was an embarrassment.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:38 pm 


ThrashNephilim

Wilder says: “who nex?” UM, Deontay, you know damn full and well who the hell is next… Another turd. Embarrassment talking about how difficult of a fight it was like he just climbed and conquered Mt. Everest. Shame on you ba$tard.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:34 pm 


Anonymous

what an embarrassment. american hw boxing is a joke.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:29 pm 


Jim Rich

This is like a circus sideshow, holycow.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:25 pm 


Anonymous

fat ass is already gassed.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:15 pm 


Anonymous

firtha is fat as hell, jesus.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:14 pm 


Anonymous

he will duck maskaev

Posted October 26, 2013 9:10 pm 


Jim Rich

OH crap, wilder is fighting another fat bum, lol. what a joke.

Posted October 26, 2013 9:09 pm 


Hosteen

Wilder wants the winner of Williams vs Maskaev!!!

Posted October 26, 2013 8:42 pm 


Hosteen

Breland was a very tall lanky welterweight with a big right hand until he ran into someone who had a solid defense and who actually knew how to fight – Marlon Starling

Posted October 26, 2013 8:37 pm 


Hosteen

The author spells “lose” as “loose” and we are suppose to take this analysis of an extremely protected Wilder seriously?

Posted October 26, 2013 8:33 pm 


mayweather 86

Who is tark? Really? Better question is who the f are you? Whole lot of that going on around here these days

Posted October 26, 2013 8:27 pm 


KL

Tark, I like Wilder, and happen to think that he has potential to become champ in time, but that is the operative word “time”……..he needs to get a number of good in form names on under his belt before he talks about a Klitschko clash. Going from Firtha to Wlad is simply too big a step.
Comparisons with Ali are unfounded………..not because Ali didn’t punch as hard as Wilder, but because Ali mixed it and beat the very best in his day……..something Wilder hasn’t done nor will do for at least 2 years.
So the comparisons with Ali are laughable……..but only because Ali has achieved a hell of a lot more than Wilder has thus far.

Posted October 26, 2013 8:25 pm 


Jim Rich

Well hopefully it’s a good fight, Arreola is a good punching bag for a good fighter so I just was suggesting Arreola as he seems like he will try the whole fight. How about david Haye is he still around, that might be to big of a jump for wilder though. So who is good but has no punching power, guess that would be a good apponent for wilder next. I’d pick out one of the top 10 heavyweights for him but I think they all have russian names and I don’t want to mispronounce them. Someone help me out I never watch heavyweights much anymore I don’t know who’s in the top 10, is there a top 10?

Posted October 26, 2013 8:11 pm 


Lucas

It’s to early to say Wilde is so good. Only time will say. Comepring him to great Ali is a biggest nonsense. Who is Tark? Next Nostradamus?

Posted October 26, 2013 8:09 pm 


condomhead

Firtha’s gonna catch him with the same right that caught Fury. Then we’ll see what Wilder’s made of.

Firtha’s got legit experience – too much for Bambi. If he’s still strong after a few rounds, Wilder should be worried.

Posted October 26, 2013 7:59 pm 


Anonymous

the title says it all and we will never know at this rate.

Posted October 26, 2013 7:59 pm 


badger

wilder reminds me of victor oganov, great record until he met a good journeyman named Zuniga.

Posted October 26, 2013 7:50 pm 


big al

And Wilder has no shame fighting a guy who has more losses than KO victories.

Posted October 26, 2013 7:34 pm 


TARK

pugfan says.., “Jirov was punching Joe Mesi in the back of his head.”

That’s what you do if a guy tries to duck under your punch but doesn’t have the reflexes and speed to get all the way under.

Jirov beat the living crap out of Mesi and was robbed… Not that Jirov was any good… A 40 year old, super fat, China-chinned Michael Moorer knocked Jirov stiff without even trying.

Posted October 26, 2013 6:12 pm 


Brit Box

The Wilder hype reminds me of the hype Michael Grant was getting, he was going beat everyone, beat up Lewis, Lewis knocked him senseless in 2 rounds.

Posted October 26, 2013 6:05 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

I think Wilder will knock Firtha out.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:55 pm 


Mr Gav

I like wilder he is far more entertaining then most heavy weights just really want to see him fight much better fighters after this guy then he has to aim higher

Posted October 26, 2013 5:49 pm 


Ned

Wilder and Fury are both over-hyped, but their fights are entertaining. Hopefully, Deontay will win tonight and keep the excitement and momentum going; that’s what the heavyweight division needs.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:30 pm 


pugfan

dirty Russian

Posted October 26, 2013 5:20 pm 


pugfan

Jirov was punching Joe in the back of his head.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:19 pm 


pugfan

Tark , you are entitled to your opinions. I just disagree.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:18 pm 


TARK

Mesi didn’t even legitimately beat Monte Barrett… He barely made it to the finish of the Jirov and Barrett fights and got gift decisions

He wouldn’t last a round with Deontay.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:15 pm 


TARK

Jim Rich…, Arreola will fight Wilder in your dreams… He’d get smashed… He turned the fight down flat and doesn’t want to talk about it.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:13 pm 


pugfan

Mesi would have koed Wilder.

Posted October 26, 2013 5:13 pm 


Eat some facts

Anthony Joshua would beat the p1ss out of WIlder RIGHT NOW.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:53 pm 


Jim Rich

If we just look at wilders record he has the highest KO Ratio of any heavyweight boxer of all time, 100%, lol. I remember Joe Mesi, he had a similiar record until Vasilly Jirov a blown up cruiserweight put him into retirement. When wilder gets into the ring with someone who can fight with him 10 rounds, then we will see if he has a hint of championship material in him. Arreola is a good tester fight I think.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:51 pm 


Ole Ole

You are trash TARK. No context, no ability to analyse.

Someone slugs away with noone rated in the top 80, wasting away 30 fights of their career and you want to rate them above a 3 time HW champion with multiple victories over HOF fighters.

YOu just sound so silly when you go off the rails like this, and you are going to look extra dumb if Wilder falls at his first real test.

There is a reason Ali won OLympic gold, while WIlder won bronze (an undeserved bronze).

Posted October 26, 2013 4:44 pm 


Jim Rich

And i noticed that wilder has some sort of tatoo fetish. The tatoo’s are they supposed be a confidence builder for him aka mike tyson and his facial tatoo? I’d like to see Wilder fighting somebody that was breathing with a pulse to, not just running and covering waiting to be knocked out.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:41 pm 


Deepwater152

Hype job can’t even throw a jab

Posted October 26, 2013 4:38 pm 


Anonymous

“no one for him to call out” is just a convenient excuse for him to keep fighting bums. if theyre all bums, let him fight the best or the second tier now and see what he does. *Crickets*

Posted October 26, 2013 4:31 pm 


Anonymous

brick city is garbage.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:26 pm 


Anonymous

brick city.bang on. there all sh#t.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:16 pm 


dwc

Tark…Kevin McBride was bigger and stronger then Ali…proves nothing.Wilder dosent get hit because he only fought dead men walking…so far.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:15 pm 


Lenin

If the Klitschkos are garbage, then why is this nobody not calling them out? Ridiculous. Fight somebody, up to then he is nobody.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:14 pm 


brick city

Jim theres no one for him to call out. the division sucks!!!!! the klit bros are garbage.

Posted October 26, 2013 4:09 pm 


Jim Rich

If wilder was the next ALI he would be calling out the best fighters like klit bros. Even foreman on his comeback said I want tyson. Who is wilder calling out in the top 10? Wilder can up his competition whenever he wants and if he ain’t doing it, it’s because he ain’t ready for it.

Posted October 26, 2013 3:56 pm 


eric

To the writer, this is in a nut shell what almost everybody has been ssying all along. Ofcourse you got guys to the far left snd guys to the far right in terms of what wilder brings to the table in regaurds to his future in the heavy wright division, then you got people as mysrlf that take a shot at wilder when says something silly likes he s going to best klitschko then fight fury, however over all and or in general I think were all waiting on the side lines so to say waiting for wilder to stop fighting shop worn wsy past their prime dinosours so we can not only be enertained but see if wilder is the resl deal and or an american we can get excited about, yet that isnt happening and it needs to in his next fight, no more excuses.

Posted October 26, 2013 3:45 pm 


Anonymous

TARK. how come you love all modern hw bums.

Posted October 26, 2013 3:37 pm 


TARK

“Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs) has been praised by some as if he is the new Muhammad Ali.”

Posted October 26, 2013 3:30 pm 


TARK

This pundit says…, “Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KOs) has been as if he is the new Muhammad Ali.”

LMFAO… Deontay punches a lot harder than Ali ever did… Deontay is much bigger and stronger than Ali ever was… Deontay doesn’t get hit with punches coming from left field, right field, and center field — like Ali did… Deontay doesn’t lay on the ropes and absorb needless punishment.

There’s no comparison in their size, power, and defensive finesse… Not that Deontay has a lot of defensive finesse — he’s still learning.

But so far he hasn’t taken a knockdown shot from an 185-pound has been like Henry Cooper

Posted October 26, 2013 3:28 pm 



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