Deontay Wilder put up a fabulous show of a champion, toeing the way of legends with another impressive victory over Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on November 23.
Bronze Bomber, his self-given pseudonym, was losing at some point to the 40-year-old Cuban in what was looking like his first career defeat.
But like a true warrior, the WBC heavyweight champ threw in a heavy punch into Ortiz's face and sent him packing off the ring on another resounding knockout- 41 KOs of his entire 43 career fights- to retain his belt.
The victory, which confirmed Wilder the “hardest hitter in boxing,” was hailed by Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife Khalilah Ali who went one step further to label the 34-year-old greatest boxer of all time.
“I know the greatest when I see it. You are the GOAT (greatest of all time) brother. Thank you so much,” the 69-year-old said to Wilder in a FightHype video.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng highlights list of 10 fighters with highest knockout win in boxing history as cited on Give Me Sport.
10. Shannon Briggs
Record: 77.9% KO Ratio (68 Fights, 53 KOs)
9. Mike "Iron Mike" Tyson
Record: 78.6% KO Ratio (56 Fights, 44 KOs)
8. Charles Martin
Record: 80.0% KO Ratio (30 Fights, 24 KOs)
7. David Haye
Record: 81.3% KO Ratio (32 Fights, 26 KOs)
6. George Foreman
Record: 84.0% KO Ratio (81 Fights, 68 KOs)
5. Frank Bruno
Record: 84.4% KO Ratio (45 Fights, 38 KOs)
4. Vitali Klitschko
Record: 87.2% KO Ratio (47 Fights, 41 KOs)
3. Rocky Marciano
Record: 87.8% KO Ratio (49 Fights, 43 KOs)
2. Anthony Joshua
Record: 91.3% KO Ratio (23 Fights, 21 KOs)
1. Deontay Wilder
Record: 95.3% KO Ratio (43 Fights, 41 KOs)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Anthony Joshua has dusted off insinuations that he is getting nervous ahead of his much anticipated rematch bout with Mexican champion Andy Ruiz.
The British-Nigerian born pugilist will have a golden chance of proving Ruiz's victory over him was a fluke and similarly reclaim his belts when he faces the heavyweight champion on December 7.
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