Deontay Wilder: Since I am the hardest puncher, many people want to cheat against me

"When guys fight me, they automatically think about cheating because they feel like I have the advantage over them."

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Deontay Wilder: Since I am the hardest puncher, many people want to cheat against me
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Deontay Wilder had an interesting reaction to Francis Ngannou's statement that he is currently the hardest puncher in the boxing world. Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast was a great opportunity for Deontay Wilder to respond to Ngannou's statements. Wilder is happy that Francis has confidence and is proud of him. On the other hand, Wilder believes that the statistics best show that he is the heardest puncher.

“Hey, man, you gotta have confidence in yourself. You gotta do that. You gotta feel good about yourself. He feeling good. I’m proud of Francis. That’s my African brother. He’s [Cameroonian] and I’m Nigerian, so we back-to-back. I’m happy for him. But the thing is, women lie, men lie, but numbers don’t lie. Numbers don’t lie, baby. I’ve been doing it for a very long time. And every man I’ve faced I’ve knocked out and put them on the canvas. You understand me? I don’t think that’s the same for him. But you know, he got power, and he can punch, we can give him that."- Doeontay Wilder said, as quoted by boxingscene.com!

Deontay Wilder: When guys fight me, they automatically think about cheating

Wilder believes that his opponents feel fear because he is the hardest puncher. For this reason, Wilder emphasizes, many boxers decide to cheat.

“But when it comes to the hardest puncher in all of combat sports, you’re hearing the voice and you’re looking at the man that holds that title. That’s facts, that’s facts, that’s facts. When guys fight me, they automatically think about cheating because they feel like I have the advantage over them. You understand me?”  

Of course, his statement refers to the match against Tyson Fury, when Ngannou accused the 'Gypsy King' of cheating several times during the match. However, Fury denied this.

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