Deontay Wilder Praises Sead Kolasinac's Fighting Skills As He Fends Off Knife-Wielding Thugs

Sead Kolasinac's bravery to fight off thugs who attempted to steal his watch has garnered praise from heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder whose hailed his fighting skills.

The Arsenal defender fought off knife-wielding attackers as he protected teammate Mesut Ozil in a selfless act.

The CCTV footage of the 'Bosnian Tank' fending off the moped gang has swept the internet with Wilder even commenting on the insane clip.

The undefeated American has commended Kolasinac's heroic feat while applauding his footwork.

"He's got a nice bounce to him, he's in and out," Wilder said about Kolasinac.

"Wait until you see him throw a hook. We don't know what his technique is like, but his footwork... he's pretty mobile.

"We're going to have to work on him and make sure he doesn't load up before because he's very predictable and that makes him very vulnerable.

"He's got quick feet, we can work with that," he added.

Looks like he's got a career in boxing if it doesn't work out for him in football.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The incident didn't faze Kolasinac one bit. He reacted to the ordeal by posting on social media.

He shared a picture of himself with Ozil, accompanied with the caption: "Think we're fine".

According to the Daily Mail, Ozil abandoned his car in the middle of the road and sprinted to the Turkish restaurant Likya where he's a regular.

Azuka Alintah, 36, was a witness to the whole incident and said that Ozil" looked absolutely terrified" and was "running for his life".

"I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail," he said.

"They didn't take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out. It was really creepy.

"God knows what would have happened if they'd caught him. It looked to me like he'd have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.

"As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off.

"The police were there shortly afterwards and the road was almost blocked off."

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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