Tyson Fury claims Deontay Wilder still “biggest puncher” to ever step in the ring, snubbing Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury’s heavyweight reign just got a little heavier with controversy. The WBC champ, known for his outspoken personality, has reignited the debate about punching power by declaring his old foe, Deontay Wilder, the “biggest puncher” he’s ever faced.

This bombshell throws Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion with a reputation for thunderous knockouts, into the shadows.

Tyson Fury Compares Wilder and Ngannou Punch Power

Fury’s claim throws Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion known for his devastating knockout power, into the shadows. Ngannou boasts a staggering 90% knockout ratio in his MMA career, with thunderous victories over some of the toughest fighters in the sport.

However, Fury seems unfazed by Ngannou’s reputation, suggesting Wilder still possesses the most dangerous punch he’s encountered.

There could be several reasons behind Fury’s stance. Firstly, Fury has shared the ring with Wilder four times. Their epic encounters have produced knockdowns on both sides, showcasing the immense power each fighter possesses.

Secondly, Fury might be downplaying Ngannou’s power simply because they haven’t met in the ring. Without firsthand experience, it’s difficult to definitively compare their punching abilities.

While Ngannou boasts a staggering knockout ratio, Fury’s dominant victories over Wilder in their later fights suggest his own punching prowess shouldn’t be ignored.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Head-to-Head Record

While Ngannou’s knockout ratio is undeniable, Fury’s history with Wilder paints a compelling picture. They’ve shared the ring four times, with knockdowns traded on both sides, showcasing the immense power each possesses. Their first fight, in 2018, ended in a controversial split decision. However, Fury displayed a significant improvement in the following fights. He dominated Wilder in their rematch in 2020, securing a seventh-round TKO victory.

Fury continued his dominance in their third fight in 2021, finishing Wilder with a brutal knockout in the eleventh round.

Fury vs Wilder
via Sports Illustrated

Fury’s convincing victories over Wilder highlight his exceptional chin and ability to withstand tremendous punishment. However, it also speaks volumes about his own punching power. Fury has proven he can not only take a punch but also deliver one with devastating effect.

The debate about who holds the true “biggest puncher” title is likely to continue. While Fury’s experience with Wilder gives him a basis for comparison, the lack of a fight against Ngannou leaves the question unanswered. Ultimately, fans might have to wait for a potential Fury-Ngannou clash to settle the score definitively.

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