The heavy hitter Deontay Wilder leaves even his own team needing medical treatment.
Just days after Wilder allegedly injured an ESPN mascot by knocking him out on live television, the current WBC heavyweight champion sent three of his pad men to the surgery room. Who needs enemies with friends like Deontay Wilder?
Explosive Punching Power
According to head coach Jay Deas, he is just one of the three men in Wilder’s team who needed a trip to an Alabama hospital after a pad session with the Bronze Bomber.
The American heavyweight who’s known to possess explosive punching power has knocked 39 of his 40 opponents out. He’s currently aiming to wind up his 40th on Tyson Fury in December.
On an interview with The Sun, Deas detailed all injuries he and two more of Wilder’s sparring partners amassed from the heavy hitter.
“I’ve had hernia surgery where he hit me just under the body protector, on my side. I noticed it hurt, but I just kept working away. But it kept hurting and hurting and hurting. So finally I went to the doctor, and he said ‘you need hernia surgery!’ I was like ‘what!?’
“He also separated Mark Breland’s shoulder when Mark was doing the mitts, and he dislocated coach Cuz’s thumb. We are the only team who have three mitt men.”
Wilder Vs Fury in December
On December 1, the 33-year-old will exchange blows with the undefeated Fury at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. He has pledged to floor the British fighter as an addition to his sky-high record of knockouts in the division.
In a heated confrontation between the rivals in August, Wilder didn’t hold back in belittling Fury’s titles.
“It is one thing that Tyson Fury has never had. He had many belts, but he’s never had the WBC belt. If he ever thinks about having this belt, he better wake up and apologise to me because he’ll never have this.”
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