Deontay Wilder takes out Dominic Breazeale in a New York minute
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) did exactly what he promised, laying waste to mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-2-0, 18 KOs) in less than one round at the Barclays Center in New York Saturday night.
Wilder connected on a vicious 1-2 with the right hand that knocked Breazeale, who barely survived an earlier flurry moments earlier, flat on his back.
The fight was called at 2:17 of the first frame. Even Breazeale’s Twitter account, which before the fight was @TroubleBoxing, disappeared after the fight.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) May 19, 2019
Wilder landed 9 of 35 punches for a 26.5 per cent connect rate, while Breazeale landed 2 of 10 shots for a 20 per cent clip.
“The Bronze Bomber’s” knockout sends a troubling statement to Anthony Joshua, the IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight champion, and also to Tyson Fury the man he will likely rematch.
It didn’t take long for Wilder fans to take to social media to crow about their favourite fighter.
Anthony Joshua after seeing what Deontay Wilder did to that dude knowing he might be next pic.twitter.com/COfGjRlxgo
— F A I T H (@STA3RK) May 19, 2019
The win was Wilder’s ninth consecutive defence of his belt.