Spencer Oliver has launched an astonishing attack on Deontay Wilder in the wake of the American’s defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury.
On a sodden Saturday night in Las Vegas, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was bullied and humbled around the ring by a bigger and stronger Fury than their first fight some 14 months ago.
Unlike the first contest in Los Angeles where Wilder managed to drop the elusive yet timid Fury, the ‘Gypsy King’ bit down on his gum shield and walked straight through the biggest punches Wilder had to offer.
Having switched trainers for the fight, the Brit deservedly lifted his new WBC belt aloft in front of a raucous MGM Grand Garden Arena crowd and was handsomely rewarded for his bravery.
For Wilder, he had to receive several stitches in his left ear which bled throughout the fight. He now has 30 days to invoke his rematch clause for June, although a third fight seems somewhat trivial.
And Oliver pulled no punches in his scathing assessment of the Alabama native, who was pulled from the fight by his corner in the third round.
He told Jim White on talkSPORT: “Take Deontay Wilder’s power away, and he is probably – and this is my honest opinion – the worst technical heavyweight boxer in history to win a world title.
“I mean, he has got no boxing ability! It’s simple, he throws a jab and he rushes in at fast pace to land a right hand.
“And that is where the power comes from.”
He added: “He had a gross swelling on the side of his face, his ear was bleeding and his co-ordination was totally gone.
“I knew there was a problem as early as the third round – it was only a matter of time before it was done.
“And he was getting beaten up round, after round, after round and it started becoming a little bit uncomfortable to watch.”