Francis Ngannou may hold the world record for the hardest recorded punch but Deontay Wilder believes he is the hardest-hitter on the planet.
Ngannou shocked the world in his professional boxing debut by dropping WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, and only lost via a controversial split-decision.
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Wilder speaking to The Last Stand podcast made his case for being the hardest hitter in combat sports, he said:
“I’m happy for Ngannou but the thing is, women lie, men lie but numbers don’t lie. I’ve been doing it for a very long time, and every man I’ve faced I’ve been knocking out and putting them on the canvas. I don’t think that’s the same for him, he’s got power and he can punch.”
He continued: “We can give him that 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 and that’s facts. When guys fight me, they automatically think about cheating because they feel like I have the advantage over them. That’s all I’m going to leave that as right there.”
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