Deontay Wilder kept it (painfully) real with brother in sparring
Cruiserweight Marsellos Wilder (5-1, 2 KO), fresh off his August 3rd win, said his brother, Deontay, didn't take it easy on him in sparring.
The YouTube channel Laugh At First Site caught up with Marsellos last night and questioned him about the WBC Champ's role in his boxing career.
"Me and my brother sparred a couple times, Marsellos told Laugh At First Site.. Actually, my brother is the first guy I sparred with. It was a magnificent experience for me and I think it scarred me."
"I'd never been in the ring and got did like that before."
"He didnt take it easy on me."
"Pretty much, he introduced me to the world of boxing and he scarred me. I think I can go thru anything if I can stand in there and go with what he put me through... Cause he told me guys ain't gonna take it easy on me.".
"Guys are wanna beat me like I'm HIM."
"Even.... guys with these low records, they're still coming in here to FIGHT me. They aint just tilting over, they comin' here to fight cause they look at me as Deontay's brother. 'Hey, if I beat him...' They're life is gonna change."
When asked if Deontay unleashed his big right hand on Marsellos in sparring, the latter quipped: "Oh, most definitely, I definately felt the power of the big right hand from my brother."
WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder is 40-0-1 with 39 knockouts.
At this moment, his KO percentage and electrifying highlight films suggest the senior Wilder may be one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight championship history. With a single punch, Wilder can end a fight or dramatically change the course of a bout.
To say he's explosive would be an understatement.
Retired 6'8" heavyweight Richard Towers, who has been used as a sparring partner for just about everyone, including Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko and Tyson Fury, told the Sun in 2018:
"I've sparred with every heavyweight you could think of, except Joseph Parker. And I know when it comes to power, Deontay Wilder is in a league of his own."
"Put it this way: He hits FOUR times harder than Vitali Klitschko, he hits FIVE times harder than Wladimir Klitschko, he hits SIX times harder than Anthony Joshua, and he hits EIGHT times harder than Tyson Fury."
Will Marsellos follow in his brother's footsteps? At near 31 years of age today, Marsellos didn't start boxing until he was 28 so he has a lot of catching up to do.