Being the hardest puncher gives you the power to overcome the scorecards since you can knock out your opponent, and get yourself the ultimate win.
That’s why most boxers train hard, day and night, to improve their precision, speed, and power of their blows. A boxer can be losing on the scorecards, but if one is a heavy puncher, before the last round, he can give his all to knock out his opponent.
These are the likes of the recent boxers like Deontay Wilder who defended his title against Luiz Ortiz, Antony Joshua who won the rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his lost titles, and Tyson Fury who recently won against Otto Wallin.
Who are the hardest punchers today?
There are so many boxers who are hard punchers, but we could certainly think that as of today, the current WBC champion of the world, Deontay Wilder is the hardest puncher of this generation.
Wilder even compared himself to the Mike “Iron” Tyson who was one of the hardest ever punchers to grace the boxing game. Mike Tyson was a lethal puncher who even today when watching the highlights of his fight, you can feel the agility and speed of his knock out blows.
With that said, we have come up with a list of boxers who we think are the hardest punchers in boxing history. We will put the list from the top to the lowest hard punchers. Check it out!
Ranking of the hardest punchers today
- Antony Joshua – Heavyweight
- Deontay Wilder – Heavyweight
- Gennady Golovkin – Middleweight
- Arthur Beterbiev – Light Heavyweight
- Sergey Kovalev – Light Heavyweight
- Lucas Matthysse – Welterweight
- Adonis Stevenson – Light Heavyweight
- David Lemieux – Middleweight
- Hugo Ruiz – Bantamweight
- Jhonny Gonzalez – Featherweight
Who do you think is the hardest puncher today? Antony Joshua won with a unanimous decision against Andy Ruiz Jr during their rematch.
On Feb 2020, you’ll have another chance to watch Wilder boxing live stream where the WBC heavyweight title will be given to the ultimate champion for Wilder vs. Fury 2.