Deontay Wilder Beats Dominic Breazeale With Devastating First Round KO

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title for the ninth time with an incredible first round knockout of fellow American Dominic Breazeale, in the Barclays Centre, New York.

There is no doubting Deontay Wilder's power. The American heavyweight world champion might not always be the most graceful or pretty to watch boxers but boy does he know how to land a punch.

Before Saturday night Wilder had walked into a boxing ring on 41 occasions, professionally, and in 39 of those he'd got his opponent out early with only Bermane Stiverne and Tyson Fury lasting the distance, and only Fury not losing.

Last night Wilder faced Dominic Breazeale, who's only previous loss had come via a seventh round stoppage against Anthony Joshua in 2016.

However Breazeale didn't last anywhere near as long as he had in the ring with AJ as the Bronze Bomber ended the fight in the first round, the 20th first round stoppage of his career, with a brutal right handed shot:

Speaking after the fight, to Sky Sports, the 33 year old said he was certain a fight with Joshua was going to happen, saying, "The power is real, it's something that I don't have to really train for. I think it will happen. It's going to happen. I believe in all my heart it will happen."

Wilder had been expecting a rematch with Fury, who he fought in December, but those negotiations fell through, leaving him to face Breazeale who was initially meant to face Dillian Whyte in a final eliminator.

Next in the heavyweight division is AJ's title defence against Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1st, in the former Olympians first fight outside of England.

Two weeks after that Fury is back in action, for the first time since his draw with Wilder, when he takes on undefeated German Tom Schwarz.

Saturday night belonged to Wilder and his right hand bomb!

Ryan Sidle

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