‘He’s got a nice bounce to him, he’s in and out… we can work with that’: Deontay Wilder praises combat skills of Sead Kolasinac after seeing clip of Arsenal defender bravely battling armed attackers
- Sead Kolasinac fought off two armed men who attacked him and Mesut Ozil
- Boxer Deontay Wilder praised the Serbian defender’s fighting technique
- Heavyweight Wilder was particularly impressed with Arsenal star’s footwork
Deontay Wilder has praised Sead Kolasinac’s fighting style after watching the Serbian fight off two armed attackers.
The Arsenal defender and team-mate Mesut Ozil were confronted by two men with a knife on a moped, but Kolasinac confronted them and forced them to flee.
Wilder, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, was particularly impressed by the left-back’s speed and footwork during the incident.
Deontay Wilder felt Sead Kolasinac showed impressive skills in fighting off armed assailants
Kolasinac can be seen facing off one of the attackers who appears to be wielding a blade
Wilder told The Sun: ‘He’s got a nice bounce to him, he’s in and out.
‘Wait until you see him throw a hook. We don’t know what his technique is like, but his footwork… he’s pretty mobile.
‘We’re going to have to work on him and make sure he doesn’t load up before because he’s very predictable and that makes him very vulnerable.
‘He’s got quick feet, we can work with that.’
The pair are friends and have been team-mates at Arsenal for the past year
The pair were first confronted near Kolasinac’s home in Childs Hill at 5pm on Thursday, with the gang targeted Ozil’s car.
As the gang attacked them, Kolasinac fought them off before leaping into the vehicle as the attackers pursued on a moped.