Towers: Wilder Hardest Hitting Heavyweight
While Richard Towers has retired as a boxer, he’s become a sought after sparring partner by many in the heavyweight division, and the 6’8 boxer claims that Deontay Wilder is the hardest puncher of the lot.
“I’ve sparred with every heavyweight you could think of, except Joseph Parker. And I know when it comes to power, Deontay Wilder is in a league of his own,” Towers said to The Sun.
“Put it this way: He hits FOUR times harder than Vitali Klitschko, he hits FIVE times harder than Wladimir Klitschko, he hits SIX times harder than Anthony Joshua, and he hits EIGHT times harder than Tyson Fury.”
Towers believes another former sparring partner, Tyson Fury is taking a major risk in facing Deontay Wilder this fall, after way too big of a risk right now in facing Wilder.
Fury has been off for over two years, before returning to the ring in June, and then coming back last month with a decision win over Fracensco Pianeta.
“We sparred on and off for two years and he was great, but I have to be honest: this is the wrong fight to take right now. It really is. Tyson has just come back on the scene and, although he is a grafter, this isn’t the ideal time for him to fight Wilder. He is moving OK against easy opposition, but he has got a big body and a big head to move out of the way for 12 rounds against Wilder. That’s no easy task,” concluded Towers.
Initial Report: The Sun