‘Windmill’ Wilder is ‘one of the worst boxers going’ claims British legend

Deontay Wilder has been slammed by British boxing legend Nigel Benn.

The iconic champion, most famous for his legendary battles with bitter rival Chris Eubank in the 1990s, took aim at the American when asked for his thoughts on the heavyweight division.

'Windmill' Wilder is 'one of the worst boxers going' claims British legend

Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch in February

As things stand, WBC champion Tyson Fury – who dethroned Wilder back in February – is set to face him again next.

After that, Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte await.

However, Benn believes the process should be sped up to cut out the trilogy contest.

“I don’t know why Fury is having a third fight with Wilder,” he said in an interview with Press Box PR.

'Windmill' Wilder is 'one of the worst boxers going' claims British legend

Benn has not held back with his views on Wilder

“He needs fresh blood and that blood is Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte.

“He beat Wilder easily; it’s a waste of time. Wilder has only got a puncher’s chance.

“He can’t outbox Fury, Fury is like a magician when it comes to movement.

“He holds Wilder’s card, he can see his punches coming.

“Wilder is like a windmill, he’s rubbish, he’s one of the worst boxers going.”

'Windmill' Wilder is 'one of the worst boxers going' claims British legend

Whyte and Joshua want to face Fury

Benn also weighed in on the upcoming exhibition between Mike Tyson, 54, and Roy Jones Jr, 51.

He continued: “I take my hat off to Roy, but even if Mike Tyson was smoking a spliff, I still wouldn’t get it in the ring with him.

“I really take my hat off to Roy because they are bone crunching shots that he will face. All Tyson has to do is collar you and that’s it. Those are brain damage shots.

“Personally, I wouldn’t get in there even if I was fit. Regardless of Roy dancing around trying to pick him off, I don’t know if he’s got the power to hold him off.‍

'Windmill' Wilder is 'one of the worst boxers going' claims British legend

Tyson and Jones Jr will get it on on November 28

“He’s an animal, when Tyson hits you, you stay hit.

“Roy’s a good fighter, he likes to hit and move, hit and move, but if you can’t stop someone like Tyson, he’ll walk straight through you – you need to bang him out regardless of how fast your hands are.

“He’s too powerful, he’ll get himself into shape and come out like a racehorse because he’s not going to come in and make himself look silly.

“I believe Tyson stops him. He’s just too powerful.”


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