Nearly three months have passed since Johann Duhaupas was on the receiving end of a savage 11-round beating from heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder. And yet we wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Frenchman’s ears are still ringing and his nose still bleeding.
We also wouldn’t be surprised if Duhaupas was still coming forward, which he did throughout his September 26 fight against Deontay Wilder, all the while absorbing one punishing blow after another on the champ's home turf in Birmingham, Alabama.
Duhaupas’ toughness was epitomized in the final minute of a heavy-hitting fifth round, when Wilder unloaded everything in his arsenal and yet still failed to fell his opponent. Before Wilder’s late-round flurry, though, a busted-up Duhaupas tagged the champ with some solid shots of his own in what was his best offensive output of the bout.
If you’re someone who thinks the French are soft, you’ll think otherwise after watching this.