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Deontay Wilder Needs One Round To Knock Dominic Breazeale Out Inside The Barclays Center

The ninth defense of the WBC World Title ended in dramatic fashion for “The Bronze Bomber”

The world thought they knew about the true power of Deontay Wilder in the Tyson Fury fight back in December. The WBC Heavyweight kicked it into overdrive, destroying Dominic Breazeale with a vicious round-one punch.

It only took two minutes and seventeen seconds for Wilder (41-0-1)  to win a one-sided affair inside a sold-out Barclays Center on Saturday night. While Breazeale (20-2) acted calm from the start, that seemed to be his only gameplan. From the get-go, Wilder’s punches were just too strong for Breazeale, who only landed two shots out of ten attempted shots. Wilder, on the other hand, landed nine out of 35 attempted the shots. One of those shots was the one he was hoping would end Breazeale, and he made it count.

Wilder hit combination shots at the beginning of the fight, appearing to just warm up. He then hit some solid shots to the face and body of Breazeale. Dominic attempted but failed to reach for Wilder, which is all the effort he gave. Wilder then landed a soft left that placed his head perfectly for the knockout punch above. Breazeale was out for the count by the time he knew what was happening. Wilder has now defended the belt nine times.

“Everything just came out of me tonight,” Wilder stated after the fight. “I know it’s been a big build up. There’s been a lot of animosity and a lot of words that were said and it just came out of me tonight.  That’s what makes boxing so great.”

When this writer says jaws dropped in Brooklyn, I just don’t mean in the ring. The crowd, media and those checking tickets were in shock as to what went down. The shot became a trending topic, just like that. Hearing the sound of it, you could tell how impactful it was. The prediction that this fight would make it a few rounds was very far off.

Breazeale’s two losses are from Wilder and an opponent Wilder is looking to face in Anthony Joshua. Joshua is busy with Andy Ruiz Jr. on June 1st, while Tyson Fury is set to make his Top Rank Boxing debut only a few weeks later. The fight between Wilder and Fury was thought to be planned before other decisions were made.

“I understand what Tyson Fury did,” Wilder continued. “When you get dropped on the canvas like that I understand you have to get yourself back together.  But the rematch will happen, like all these other fights will happen.  The great thing is all these fights are in discussion.  The big fights will happen.  I just want you to have patience.”

Another rematch that has potential is Wilder v. Luis Ortiz. The two had a classic back in 2018 that could always be revisited. With no damage thrown at him, Wilder is a fresh man looking to make a move as soon as possible.

And now we wait for the next big heavyweight fight. A true heavyweight showcase, Deontay Wilder’s reign as WBC World Champion continues on.

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel is a Managing Editor at DoubleGSports.com, and covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). He is also the lead New York Mets writer. When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a Sunday podcast, The Main Event.
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