Tommy Fletcher has been touted as having the exact same punch power as Deontay Wilder and has insisted “I just can’t argue with that”.
The 6’7” teenage southpaw has developed a reputation for his really hard-hitting type ahead of his skilled debut.
“He is received the electricity of Deontay Wilder, but he is acquired the in-ring IQ that Wilder has not got,” his coach Mark Tibbs stated.
Fletcher mentioned: “I was knocking out grown guys at 14 several years aged. They were being 25-12 months-aged heavyweights.”
He instructed Sky Athletics about the bold comparison to Wilder: “I are not able to argue with it. That’s what people have been stating. The evidence will be in the pudding.
“Appear at my newbie report – the fights I’ve gained and the individuals I’ve stopped – and that’s what you will see.
“The list goes on! But I will not know if it would be properly highly regarded if I started out dropping names!”
Fletcher’s electrical power is presently properly recognized in novice circles, he explained: “I went to the Junior European Championships in Russia and bought the swiftest stoppage.
“The dude was bugging me out on the scales at the weigh-in.
“In the to start with couple of seconds – significant guide hand, double jab, backhand, growth!
“The ref immediately knew, he waved it off. All people went crazy!
“I reckon it was six or seven seconds.”
His knockout punch to start with turned evident as a novice, Fletcher mentioned: “Back again as a junior I was presently robust, and I was knocking men and women out who were taller and even bigger than me.
“My electricity is normal. You can not instruct electricity.
“When I was 14 I 1st knocked anyone down. Then I sparred once again, the very same incidence occurred. As I stepped up, it held happening so I knew that I was sturdy.”
Fletcher is keen to insist that he will show much much more than just 1 massive punch when he fights professionally for the 1st time.
“I am undoubtedly powerful but really don’t depend me out – I can box also,” he mentioned.
“I can stand there and have a row, but I can also get behind my jab, bob about, and make my opponents seem foolish.
“Forget my backhand, I can jab and transfer way too.
“But people today want to see knockouts. I will be on the lookout to entertain. Expect fireworks from me.”
His administration SJAM mentioned: “Tommy Fletcher is a tall, rangy southpaw who can definitely punch.
“To commence with he will be campaigning at light-heavyweight.
“He realized a ton as an amateur as a two-time countrywide champion and also being an international champion.”
His height implies that Fletcher is previously eyeing boxing’s greatest division: “I am 19 now, picture when I am 25. Devoid of a question I will be a heavyweight in a several yrs.”
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