The fight held on the early hours of Sunday morning at the Barclays Center located in Brooklyn between Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale, Wilder utterly crushed his opponent in one round as he retained his WBC Heavyweight title.
The first round of the fight saw Wilder landing a strong huge right on his opponent’s face which led Wilder’s 20th first round knockout victory. With this win, he has kept his hopes for a potential unification bout with the three-weight champion Anthony Joshua.
After the fight, Wilder said, “The power of mine is real and this is something that I don’t have to train for. I think it will happen, it is going to happen. I believe in my heart that it will happen.”
Breazeale tried to start the round on a front foot in an effort to back Wilder up. However, his opponent landed a crunching combination in response to Breazeale’s footwork.
The mandatory challenger was wobbled by a right-hand punch but then replied with his own clubbing right to slightly send Wilder backward.
After that, Wilder, with his short left hook followed by a huge right sent his opponent falling down on the canvas.
Breazeale was unable to beat the count to make it back to his feet and following that, the referee waved the fight off after only 2:17 minutes into the first round.
With this win, Wilder has extended his undefeated career to 41 wins which include 40 KO victories as he defended his title for the 9th time since winning it.
As for Breazeale, this was his 2nd defeat in his 22 professional fights. His first defeat was back in 2016 when he lost by stoppage against Anthony Joshua in the 7th round.