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Deontay Wilder takes out Dominic Breazeale in a New York minute

Knockout sends a statement to Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

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.

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.

The win was Wilder’s ninth consecutive defence of his belt.


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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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