Retired two-weight class world boxing champion, Andre Ward weighed on Deontay Wilder.
The ESPN analyst sat down for ESPN Ringside and gave his take on some reveals within Wilder’s game.
“(Fury) landed the right hand and that’s a big right hand. Now, watch the leg of Wilder, that right there lets you know that the punch hurt him,” said Ward. “The legs always tell on a fighter.”
Ward also points out Wilder’s penchant to lower his hands defensively. It is a fault that Ward sees Fury capitalizing on. Fury has said he will knock out Wilder within two rounds.
“I see Wilder do this a lot. That left-hand wasn’t out there to deflect his right hand. He needs to use his reach, use his arm – (pointing to his arm) this is a weapon.”
Ward also points out that Wilder needs to utilize his jab more in this fight. With Fury (6’9) being taller than Wilder (6’7), the jab can keep Fury at bay.
Ward will join three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and ESPN veteran broadcaster Joe Tessitore for ringside commentary.