Trainer Tuesday: Nice guy Deontay Wilder not so nice in the gym

Deontay Wilder loves when it’s time to hit the mitts. You know who doesn’t? The dude who has to wear said mitts.

Wilder’s fists are like cannonballs shot from a pirate ship, delivered with bad intentions and blazing fury.

Pity his poor trainers, then, who have to weather Wilder’s charge on a daily basis.

Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) is a nice guy in general, but a sadist in the gym, relentlessly punishing himself and his sparring partners.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how heated it gets in Wilder’s camp as he prepares to defend his world title for the second time in his native Alabama against France’s Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 pm. PT).

For full coverage of Wilder vs Duhaupas, visit our fight page.

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