World Boxing News finds out more from Deontay Wilder’s early career after a questionable slide against Dustin Nichols.
The former WBC heavyweight champion has seen some video footage showing the possibility of falling even early in his career.
Hot on the heels of Wilder’s accusations landed on Harry Sconiers and his team buried the video, however another image was shown.
A YouTube video posted in 2010 of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ facing Nichols rock has since sparked controversy.
Deontay Wilder vs Nichols
Many of Wilder’s detractors call Nichols’ first punch at the Palace Club in Hattiesburg worthy of real credit.
Wilder went back to the ropes, although referee Keith Hughes had no hesitation in calling it a slip.
This time, footage of the incident is readily available, meaning you can be the judge for yourself.
But unfortunately for Wilder, it is an additional bullet, especially for the fans of Tyson Fury, because Wilder is very weak around the whiskers.
In the end, Nichols – who weighed 398 pounds and had very little arm – decided to stay on his chair at the end of three minutes with Wilder.
As WBN previously reported, Wilder was down before facing Fury and Sconiers. This contest was held just three months after the Nichols contest.
Golden Boy Promotions, who managed Wilder at the time, is accused of deleting any video that was available from the face of the world.
There is a clear picture being painted. It seems that Wilder was weaker than first thought when Oscar De La Hoya promoted him.
How many times has Deontay Wilder been injured?
As in the rematch and the trilogy before Fury, Wilder has now hit the draw several times during his career.
Twice twice in 2010, if you believe the theorists. David Haye also angered Wilder during the European tour.
Wladimir Klitschko put him down on this tour in 2012. It doesn’t make for a good reading of Wilder ahead of his fight with the killer Andy Ruiz Jr.
However, Wilder learned something from his mistakes. He came back strong to claim the WBC crown in 2015.
A five-year reign and number two defense later, the 37-year-old remains the most dangerous player in 2020.
Of course, Wilder does not need to rely on his boxing skills to win. But his chin is the main thing against Fury.
It’s just timing, consistency, and the ability to land a single grasshopper. This can be done against Fury, although the “Gypsy King” doesn’t seem human.
I still got it
However, the strategy worked well for half a decade. He performed again with Robert Helenius on October 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
But looking at old footage, anecdotes, and buried videos, many have guessed what Fury did. Those who push the corner of old evidence will know the possibility – as does the trainer of Sugarhill Steward.
Ahead of the Ruiz matchup, Wilder will have to get back to his best and stay out of the way of The Destroyer until he is sure he can get that distance.
This is what still makes Fury vs Wilder an interesting match three times over.
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