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Dupree boasts scary punching power: ‘He actually broke the punching shield’

You don't wanna catch hands from Bud Dupree.

"He actually broke the punching shield we were using. It literally exploded."

That little nugget comes from Rich Cantolina, Dupree's personal boxing trainer here in Pittsburgh since Dupree arrived on the scene in 2015. After being selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Dupree generated massive buzz around the city, with fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next great Steelers outside linebacker.

Cantolina was among those interested.

"The day we drafted him in the first round, like a typical Yinzer, I immediately went to his social media to see what the buzz was around this guy," Cantolina was telling me.