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.
YEN.comgh 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)
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