Tyson Fury is not convinced Artur Beterbiev is pound-for-pound the biggest puncher in boxing.
There is a case to make given that Beterbiev holds the incredible record of having knocked out every opponent he has faced in his 19 professional fights so far, with his latest victim being Anthony Yarde last weekend.
But, when you actually watch the Russian in action, his style is more to relentlessly wear down his opponents and stop them rather than one-punch KO’s.
In an interview with BT Sport, when Fury was told Beterbiev is the hardest puncher in boxing, he was not impressed, as he replied: “Is he b****cks.”
‘The Gypsy King’ then followed up by saying, “I am.”
The common consensus in boxing is that Deontay Wilder is the hardest puncher in the sport today and perhaps even throughout history.
Outside of Fury himself, Wilder has stopped every man he has shared a ring with as a professional and many of those knockouts have been utterly brutal one-punch KO’s.
With that being said, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ could not get Fury out of their when they fought, despite knocking him down three times in their four fights, but every time ‘The Gypsy King’ made it back to his feet.
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For that reason, Fury believes he is the hardest puncher in the sport, as he has previously told BT Sport when speaking to them after he knocked out Wilder for the first time: “He was the biggest puncher in history, but I knocked him out
“I’m the biggest and toughest puncher, he’s only a threat in somebody’s nightmares but not to me.
“They’ve always got a puncher’s chance but so has every heavyweight out there – when I say I’m going to annihilate him, what did I say last time?
“I said I was going to drop him, knock him out, smash him and I did.”
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