WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) is expected to obliterate challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk (33-1, 19 KOs) within a few short rounds on February 25 in their fight that the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
The fight is viewed by most boxing fans as yet another mismatch for the 31-year-old Wilder, who has developed a habit of fighting beating fringe level opposition since he won his WBC belt two years ago. Wawrzyk’s trainer Fiador Lapin sees a lot of flaws in the game of the 6’7” Wilder, and he feels that he’s not a solid heavyweight with great technical ability like a prime Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko.
It’s pretty obvious that Wilder makes a lot of mistakes in his fights. When you look at his wind-milling style of throwing punches when he gets excited, it shows you amateurish he is. Wilder has been fortunate thus far not to be knocked out or badly hurt when throwing his wild punches. He doesn’t know how to control himself when he gets hit hard.
He reacts in the worst way possible by going on the attack instead of regrouping mentally and setting a trap for his opponents. Deontay does have some boxing skills as saw in his last fight against Chris Arreola last July. After injuring his right biceps and hand in round 4, Wilder was able to box using his left hand until stopping Arreola in the 8th. However, Wilder injured his right arm in the 4th when he got sloppy and started throwing windmill shots with both hands.
Lapin said this to Polsat TV via Fight News –
“Huge upsets happen all the time,” Lapin said. “Boxing is an unpredictable sport. Andrzej has a chance to be a part of boxing history and we will do everything to make it a reality. Deontay, for now, is a very glorified fighter without real tests. Wilder makes lots of errors. He is not Wladimir Klitschko or Evander Holyfield in their prime.”