By Marcus Richardson: Unbeaten heavyweight boxing prospected Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) takes a slight step up in competition against the 6’7″ Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KO’s) on December 15th at the Sports Arena, in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is the 26-year-old Wilder’s big opportunity to unveil his talent in front of the wide U.S boxing public, because the fight will be televised by Showtime and Wilder be fighting on the undercard of the Carlos Molina vs. Amir Khan fight. This will surely lead to a lot of boxing fans tuning into this card if only to get a glimpse of Khan. Wilder will be the undercard fight and it should be interesting for while it lasts.
Price is kind of unknown opponent for Wilder, as few fans have ever heard of Price, let alone seen him fight before. However, Price does have a six round decision win over the capable Tor Hamer from 2010, and that’s pretty impressive beating a fighter of that quality. The knock on Price is his age. He’s 37, and he’s not a big puncher.
That means he’s going to have to Wilder’s sledgehammer right hands for 10 rounds, and that’s not going to be easy because Wilder is one of the biggest punchers in boxing today despite his little known status. Wilder has genuine one punch power going for him, and that likely won’t change as he steps it up against increasingly better opposition with each fight he takes.
Wilder will be facing even better opposition next year as he plans on shooting for a world title shot by next summer. For that to happen, Wilder will have to take an considerable leap up from the guys he’s been facing. He’s been getting good sparring with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in getting him ready for his November 10th fight against Mariusz Wach, and Wladimir has reportedly been impressed with Wilder’s talent.