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Deontay Wilder Was 'Knocked Out Cold' By Wladimir Klitschko In Sparring

Deontay Wilder Was 'Knocked Out Cold' By Wladimir Klitschko In Sparring

Former heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder was "knocked out" and left "twitching" by Wladimir Klitschko, according to Dillian Whyte.

Whyte has claimed he has seen Wilder get knocked out by Klitschko during an infamous sparring session.

A clip of Wilder and Klitschko sparring then emerged online following Whyte's audacious claim.

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The video shows the Ukrainian landing a devastating one-two and a brutal hook then body shot combination.

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Image: via YouTube
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Image: via YouTube

Speaking before Wilder's rematch with Tyson Fury, Whyte revealed: "I've seen [Wilder] getting knocked out. Wladimir knocked him out.

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"He [Wilder] knew what happened. He had his hands up. He was roughing Wlad up, bringing the smoke, and he was going wild. Wlad backs up, changes his footwork, feinting, feinting, jabs to the body, throws that feint jab, left hook. Wilder had his hands up, he was gone.

"It wasn't no knockdown, he was knocked cold. Properly twitching as well. That's why they probably didn't want him to fight Wlad, because Wlad was going to fight him as a pro and Wilder never fancied it the whole time," the 31-year-old Brixton fighter added.

"I was just trying to learn, and then I saw him knocking people out. I was thinking 'you ain't f**king knocking me out.' I went in there and I went after him.

"He broke [Sam] Sexton's nose. I said 'nah. Woah, you're not knocking me out. I'm coming'. I went in there and started roughing him up and having a proper fight with him. I got sent home for that."

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Of course, Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title in February when he suffered a crushing stoppage defeat to Fury in Las Vegas.

Whyte, meanwhile, last fought on the undercard of Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Anthony Joshua II, earning a points victory over Mariusz Wach to move to 27-1.

He's set to face Russian contender Alexander Povetkin in the summer. The bout was originally scheduled for May 2 until the coronavirus crisis postponed the heavyweight clash.

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Fight News, Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko

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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.