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David Haye says, Deontay Wilder is the hardest punching heavyweight of all-time.
Wilder is set to face off Tyson Fury in their rematch on February 22.
The first fight between the two heavyweights ended with a controversial draw.
“I truly think he’s the hardest punching heavyweight ever. It sounds like an exaggeration,” Haye told BT Sport. “I got hit by Wilder in sparring – and I’ve been hit by Wladimir Klitschko on the chin with 10oz gloves – there was more effect from Wilder hitting me on the top of the head with 18oz gloves with me wearing a head guard – it wasn’t even clean, it was glancing, but I felt that more.
“I remember thinking after the first time I sparred him, ‘This guy’s going to do something.’ He was wild, all over the place but the power. One thing also no-one really mentions is Deontay Wilder’s punch resistance. He can take a shot. I was giving him some digs; I’ve buzzed him a bit and he’s been back wanting more.”